Clinical attachment, Training, Internship in Dubai
On 08-03-2021 | Read time about 6 Minutes
Clinical training is available for healthcare professionals in the Emirate of Dubai where gaps or break in practise are identified. Clinical training may be provided for the following groups of professionals:
a. New graduates
b. Healthcare Professionals who require additional experience to obtain DHA license (check Residency Program below)
c. Healthcare professionals with gap or break or discontinuity of practiced. Advanced Clinical Training
Break or gap in practice for DHA, DOH (HAAD), MOH exam
Non UAE nationals will not be able to apply for a license if they have a gap of clinical practice for more than 5 years (and more than 10 years for UAE nationals). If the years of gap in experience in less than 5 years, then a prescribed number of CPD points or training is recommended to apply for exams and license. Find more information on training programs in Dubai here
|Years of Gap or break in Practice||Prescribed training period required|
From two to less than three years
From three to less than four years
From four to less than Five years
The minimum period of attachment is 2 weeks and the maximum is 12 weeks in one year.
- Application Processing -260 AED
- Clinical Attachment/Work placement Training – 75 AED for each working day
To apply for Clinical Attachment / Work Placement at DHA, please follow the steps
Dental Internship Program
Dubai Health Authority provides Dental internship program once a year. The announcement and registration program is posted on DHA website. Dental Internship is available for all nationalities with the priority for UAE nationals, GCC nationals.
Step 1: Applications are required to be submit online on the following DHA portal https://www.dha.gov.ae/en/Pages/DHAHome.aspx with the following requirements:
- Updated Curriculum Vitae.
- BDS/DDS Certificate with Transcript – Copy.
- Passport Copy.
- Emirates ID Copy.
- UAE Registration Copy (Khulasat-El-Qaid / Marsoom of Current Year) for UAE nationals.
Step 2: Shortlisting based on candidate’s Bachelor’s degree grade (Score / Percentage).
Step 3: Selected candidates will be contacted to complete the Internship Recruitment Process as per Dubai Health Authority routine.
This program begins roughly in November every year.
DENTAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM
If you do not have sufficient clinical experience in dentistry or had a gap in clinical practice of more than 2 years, enrolling on this program is a valid route to gain experience and be eligible for UAE exams.
The Dental Residency allows newly qualified Dentists to obtain knowledge and experience in all aspects of Dentistry. Rotations range through General Dentistry, Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Pedodontics, Prosthodontics, Endodontics and Orthodontics with Oral & Maxillofacial on- call duties. The duration of Dental Residency Training is between 2 to 3 years based on performance during training.
Please note that these programs will require you to pay to be enrolled on it. These programs are available at University of Sharjah, University Dental Hospital Sharjah.