Students without internships urged to speak up

The Federal Government is still waiting to hear from medical students without an internship for 2013, as the time left to allocate extra places runs out.

Four states — Queensland, WA, the ACT and the NT — signed agreements with the government last month that will create 116 new internships for next year, in a last-ditch scramble to find places for all graduating medical students.

The positions have not yet been allocated and some are yet to be accredited. For the positions to be accredited, the organisations offering them must prove they can provide an appropriate level of