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United Arab Emirates: Looking for medical internships? How to Apply on Government Platforms – News


Published: Saturday April 13, 2024, 1:01 p.m.

Last update: Saturday April 13, 2024, 16:49

Are you a graduate and looking to apply all your university training in the medical profession? After completing higher education, if you’re not sure where to apply for “real world” experience, read on.

There are several government platforms of the UAE health authorities that help young graduates to easily apply for internships in the medical field. They provide graduates with a valuable starting point for the practical application of skills in the world of work.

Abu Dhabi

According to the Department of Health’s website, the internship program in Abu Dhabi is available to graduates of medical and dental programs to undertake a “supervised clinical practice.” Applications are available every year from March 1 to March 31.

How do I sign up?

  1. Visit
  2. Hover over “Initiatives and Programs” in the header.
  3. Click on “Medical Education” listed under “Programs and Campaigns” in the drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Internship Program” under “Intermediate Training Program.”
  5. Click on “Start the app here” and follow the steps to log in with UAE Pass.

What are the required documents?

  • recent photo
  • Copy of passport
  • UAE residency visa – if available
  • Emirates ID (if available)
  • Family book for UAE citizens
  • Copy of mother’s passport, mother’s Emirates ID, mother’s family book, individual birth certificate (for foreign applicants with Emirati mothers)
  • Copy of family book with your name, husband’s passport, husband’s Emirates ID, copy of family certificate (for wife of foreign citizens)
  • Completion or clearance of national service: for male UAE citizens
  • Graduation certificate: less than 2 years for non-national UAE citizens and less than 10 years for UAE citizens
  • Transcript with clear GPA or percentage:

UAE National: No minimum GPA or percentage

UAE Graduate: Minimum GPA 2.5 or 75% percentage

International applicants: minimum GPA 3.5 or percentage of 85%

  • CV – Curriculum Vitae
  • No-objection letter from current employer or sponsor: required if experience is available.
  • Proof that your degree was taught in English, or Academic IELTS with a score of 6 or above, or TOEFL with a score of 79 or above, or OET with a score of C or above – international applicants

Additional documents may be required based on DOH review. For more information, visit


According to the Dubai Health Authority website, the unified internship program in Dubai is a year-long practical training that involves “the practical application of knowledge and skills acquired” in academic training.

Training for the The medical internship begins in August 2024. and training for The dental internship begins in September 2024.. The duration of the internship training is one year.

How do I sign up?

  1. Visit
  2. Click on the three lines at the top left to access the menu.
  3. Click “Medical Education” and then click “Medical Education and Research”
  4. Select “Unified Internship Program in Dubai” from the drop-down menu
  5. On the home page, click “Click here to apply” and log in with a UAE Pass or DHA account.

What are the required documents?

  • Graduation confirmation letter “to whom it may concern” if the degree is not available. The applicant must also include a letter of promise to offer certification prior to beginning the hospital clerkship program, at least one month prior to the start date of the DHA medical clerkship training year.

The certificate must be endorsed by the Ministry of Higher Education and the UAE Embassy where the applicant studied; If the applicant no longer resides in the country of study, he or she may contact the Embassy of that country and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in the UAE)

  • Copy of the applicant’s passport.
  • Copy of Kholasat Al Qayd or Marsoom – for UAE citizens
  • English language proficiency certificate: TOEFL 550 or higher / IELTS Academic 6 or higher / OET 300 (C+)
  • Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) – General with GPA evaluation must evaluate academic records and have a standard GPA – Applicants with a degree awarded outside the UAE
  • Provide Final GPA – for UAE Degree
  • Dh230 application processing fee
  • CV – Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Emirates ID or letter agreeing to provide it

For registration and more details, visit

Emirates Health Services

In addition to medical internships in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, EHS also has internship programs that allow graduates to “integrate medical knowledge acquired during their university studies with clinical work in hospitals or clinics,” according to the Emirates Health website. Services.

Applicants must be recent graduates with no more than one year experience. Any medical graduate can apply, however priority is given to UAE nationals.

Open registration for the internship program every year from May 1 to June 15.

How do I sign up?

  1. Visit
  2. Click “Services” in the header
  3. On the page, click “Read More” under “Training and Development Services.”
  4. In the list of services arranged alphabetically, navigate through the pages until you reach “Application for Registration in Internship Programs.” Or in the search bar on the right, search for internship and select “Apply to Enroll in Internship Programs.”
  5. Click “Start Service” and log in with UAE Pass as instructed.

To apply and learn more, visit

What are the required documents?

  • Copy of valid passport
  • Valid copy of Emirates ID
  • Certified copy of the Academic Degree Certificate
  • Copy of academic record
  • Family book – UAE nationals
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Valid residence visa – non-UAE nationals
  • IELTS certificate with minimum score of 6: graduates outside the UAE
  • Valid BLS completion card
  • Application fees of 200 dirhams


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