National audit of internship acceptances
The aim of the audit is to ensure that applicants have the most equitable and timely opportunity to obtain an intern position in Australia and to minimise the number of vacancies at the start of the clinical year. With increasing graduate numbers, this process has been increasingly important in ensuring graduates have the best possible access to intern placements.
The following audits will be undertaken in 2013:
1) An audit of the number of funded internship positions for 2014 and the number and distribution of applicants in each jurisdiction.
2) A number of audits throughout the intern allocation process determining how many applicants are holding multiple acceptances. Applicants identified as having accepted multiple positions will be contacted and asked to select their preferred position within a reasonable timeframe.
3) An audit of applicants reported as unplaced by jurisdictions will be undertaken to determine how many applicants are still seeking an internship for the 2014 clinical year. Some jurisdictions may choose to use this data late in the allocation process to focus recruitment efforts on unplaced applicants.
Should it be required, a vacancy support service may then be initiated at the end of the year, creating a centrally managed process to assist in linking any remaining unplaced applicants with unallocated vacancies across the jurisdictions.
Data to be collected
Information from applications for internships for the clinical year 2014 will be disclosed to the central administrator for the National Audit project. The information disclosed will be restricted to the following:
- First Name
- Date of birth
- University at which you are currently studying or studied
- Residency status
- E-mail address
- Phone/Mobile number
- AHPRA student registration number
This information will only be disclosed to the audit administrators. The administrator will use the information to determine the total number of applications received nationally, whether applicants have applied for and accepted multiple positions and whether applicants are yet to receive an offer of a position anywhere nationally.