You survived senior clerkship! (4th year)
Congratulations! You’ve graduated and earned your Diploma. You now bear the title of a doctor.
…and yay, you still have a loooong way to go!
The 5th year of Medicine is the Post-Graduate Internship year, as most Philippine Medical schools give their diplomas at the end of the 4th year. This is the year you’re no longer a student per se. You will become the Post-Graduate Intern, the “apprentice doctor”.
This is the year you will rotate one last time in all the different fields of medicine – you will be a surgeon, internist, a pediatrician, an obstetrician-gynecologist and a community doctor.
A GLIMPSE OF PGI LIFE: