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Repeal 2016 Internship Eligibility Changes

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Current medical students are being told that they may not be getting an internship post after graduation solely due to the mode in which they applied to medical school (CAO vs Non-CAO applicants). Students who applied through the CAO, regardless of their centile ranking in the class, will automatically be considered before Non-CAO applicants. This means that Irish and EU citizens who did not apply through the CAO are being discriminated against and may leave medical school hundreds of thousands of euro in debt with no job prospects in Ireland.

If the governing bodies wish to change the criteria or similar criteria in the future then the responsible thing to do would be to change it for the entering class of medical students so that they can make an informed decision when they are deciding whether or not to take up a course of study in Ireland without the worry that their opportunity to make a prosperous living will be diminished.

Fair is Fair- you can't promise one thing at orientation and deny it at graduation.

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