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Clinical Traineeship in Human Medicine.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor's degree program in Human Medicine are required to complete a mandatory 4-week (125 hours) clinical traineeship. Students in the Master's degree program must complete an 8-week (250 hours) clinical traineeship.

In accordance with the Physicians Act § 49 (4) (5), clinical traineeships are considered an internship and must be completed at clinical department, or clinic, or at a teaching medical practice. You can complete the clinical traineeship during lecture-free periods. Please read the guidelines for mandatory clinical traineeships at the JKU.

Office of Examination and Recognition Services

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Bank Building, 1st Floor, Rms: 101A, 101B and 101C

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Clinical Traineeship

What do I have to know before starting a clinical traineeship?

Before beginning the clinical internship you must obtain a clinical internship license. See the Medical University of Graz homepage for detailed information.

The clinical traineeship is mandatory and each student is responsible for organizing the internship for himself/herself. Once you have completed the initial paperwork, you must submit it to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services (PAS) for approval. Please do not submit the documents until you have reached the required level of four weeks (in the Bachelor's degree program) or eight weeks (in the Master's degree program).

You must complete the clinical internship at a teaching hospital in Austria or abroad or at a teaching medical practice in Austria. You can find a list of teaching hospitals/teaching medical practices and information about teaching hospitals/teaching medical practices on the following pages:

If you would like to complete the clinical internship at a general medical practice in Austria and the medical practice is not listed in the above-mentioned directories, you must submit an application to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services (PAS for pre-approved credit transfer. Visit the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services (PAS) to get the forms and more detailed information.

 

What do I have to know about completing a clinical internship in Austria?

Completed clinical internships must be approved for credit transfer at the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services (PAS). Only mandatory clinical traineeships completed at public teaching hospitals/teaching medical practices can be approved. The respective teaching hospital/teaching medical practice must confirm that the student successfully completed the clinical traineeship. Use the following confirmation form:

Confirmation Clinical Internship (25KB)

You must enter the following information on the form:

  • Name of the hospital and the the department or teaching medical practice where you completed the clinical internship.
  • The exact dates you completed the internship.
  • Signature and stamp from the department/medical practice where you completed the clinical traineeship.

What do I have to know when completing a clinical internship abroad?

If you wish to receive credit for a mandatory clinical traineeship abroad in order to fulfill the program requirements, you must submit a pre-approval form to the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services (PAS). Please use the following form:

Pre-Approval Form - Clinical Internship Abroad (25KB)


The pre-approval form helps to ensure that once you have completed the clinical traineeship abroad you will receive credit toward fulfilling the program requirements.


In order to get pre-approved credit transfer for a clinical traineeship abroad, students organizing their traineeship must make sure the traineeship is completed at a public teaching hospital. Please include confirmation issued by the hospital for pre-approved credit transfer.

We strongly recommend thoroughly documenting your clinical traineeship abroad in a detailed and verifiable manner (such as keeping shared reports, hospital photos, working hours per week, etc.)

If you need a "supporting letter" in order to organize your clinical traineeship abroad, please contact the Office of Examinations and Recognition Services (PAS).

After completing a clinical traineeship abroad, students must fill out and submit the following confirmation form (in German or English).

The following presentation slides contain information about where students can complete a clinical traineeship abroad and what students need to know: