BACKGROUND: Internship is an important program in the medical field, were new graduate
doctors are mentored into the clinical fraternity. This study was intended to explore the good and
challenging experiences interns face in Kampala International University- Teaching Hospital.
This was in view of internship having been going on for the past couple of years and yet no
research has been done to asses it Uganda.
METHODOLOGY: This study was conducted through a cross sectional survey, data was
collected in June 2014 using questionnaires from 8 interns who were enrolled as the full
population of interns at KIU-TH. Analysis was done by grouping and then sampling some of the
actual responses within each group and presentation was done in tables.
FINDING: Good experiences included: good and secure accommodation- 25% in of the
population, so was friendly-25%, welcoming or cooperative staff and learning while consultants
teaching students and learning new procedure among others. The challenging experiences were
majorly: low patient turn-37.5% and patients are poor yet demand quality services, took 25% of
CONCLUSION: Medical internship is one of the most crucial moments in an upcoming
doctor’scareer yet from its inception in Uganda there has not been even one research done on the
issues affecting them. This has left a big gap to be filled and this research has just opened the
door, to researchers who are recommended to come up with more researches that will be to the
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