10 April 2020 – Increased intake of medical interns

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Type of Intervention: Healthcare workers
Sectors Involved:
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Irish Government increased the annual intake of medical interns from 734 to approxiamtely 1,100.

The final intake depends on how many students pass their final exams and accept an internship offer. Exams have been brought forward with the cooperation of medical schools.

The interns will begin at an earlier start date of 18 May 2020 and work as interns until July 2021.
Full details here: https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/news/media/pressrel/increased-number-of-medical-interns-to-be-recruited-earlier-to-support-effort-against-covid-19.html