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(I) Interns shall acquire following training during their term. 

  1. Acquire competence for clinical diagnosis based on history, physical examination and relevant laboratory investigation and institute appropriate line of management;
  2. This would include diseases common in tropics (parasitic, bacterial or viral infections, nutritional disorders, including dehydration and electrolyte disturbances) and system illnesses.

(II) The intern shall have assisted as a care team in intensive care of cardiac, respiratory, hepatic, neurological and metabolic emergencies. 

(III) The intern shall be able to conduct the following laboratory investigations: 


  1. (peripheral blood smear and blood groups);
  2. Urine: (Routine and microscopic examination);
  3. Stool: (for ova/cyst and occult blood);
  4. Sputum and throat swab for gram stain or acid fast stain and
  5. Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) for smear for Gram stain and AFB stain. 

(IV) Conduct following diagnostic procedures: 

  • Urethral catheterisation
  • Proctoscopy
  • Ophthalmoscopy/Otoscopy
  • Indirect laryngoscopy
  • Insertion of Ryle’s Tube
  • Pleural tap, ascitic tap
  • Lumbar puncture and Cerebro Spinal Fluid (CSF) analysis

(V) Biopsy Procedures:

  • Liver biopsy, Kidney biopsy,
  • Skin biopsy, Nerve biopsy
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Biopsy of Malignant lesions on surface
  • Nasal/nerve/skin smear for leprosy

(VI) Familiarity with usage of life saving procedures:

  • Endotracheal intubation and Mechanical ventilation
  • Defibrillators
  • Competence in interpretation of different monitoring devices such as cardiac monitor, blood gas analysis etc.

(VII) Participate as a team member in total health care of an individual including appropriate follow-up and social rehabilitation. 

(VIII) Other competencies as indicated in general objectives.