CHAPTER 13 INTERNSHIP

ORGANISATION OF THE INTERNSHIP

The internship (course code 364099) is a compulsory part of both Master’s tracks, with exclusion of the tracks by HBO-continuates. The internship covers minimally 10 weeks (15 EC) during which the student is posted at a biomedical company, institution of health care, research institute or university. The learning goal of the internship concerns experience to the future working field by performing a relevant assignment at an external organisation. During this assignment, gained knowledge and skills at the study programme can be applied in an actual working environment. Two supervisors are assigned:

o

A daily supervisor: of the organisation that provides the internship.

o

An UT-supervisor: member of the scientific staff of the programme.

Students are evaluated on terms of their daily work and scientific level of research, which shows from the internship thesis.

All internships are coordinated by the internship coordinator. Only when all obligations in the Bachelor’s programme are fulfilled, students are allowed to start the internship. Orientation for internships has to start half a year prior to national internships and a year prior to international internships. This time is required for actual arrangement of the internship, accommodation and all formalities. Application for the internship has to be submitted to the new Student Mobility System (https://webapps.utwente.nl/srs/en/srsservlet, in Dutch).

At TeleTOP (http://teletopa.utwente.nl/), all relevant information and every required form for the internship are available at course code and name: “364099 Stage BME” (‘niet studiejaargebonden’).

TeleTOP comprises:

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Practical information concerning general events for internships, like: aims of the internship, preparation, manuals, links and forms.

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Many links to companies and all sorts of useful organisations concerning arrangements and finances of internships;

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All internship assignments that the internship coordinator receives by companies and organisations, will be added to the site;

o

Summaries and reports of internships by BME students so far, mostly performed in foreign countries.

Possible internship posts in the Netherlands are: Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST) in Enschede, Carint in Hengelo, Ziekenhuis Groep Twente (ZGT) in Hengelo, Ambroise in Enschede, Vitatron in Arnhem and ErasmusMC in Rotterdam.

Possible internship posts outside the Netherlands are: Perimed in Sweden, University of Sydney in Australia, MediUniWien in Austria, University of Alberta in Canada, Ossür in Iceland and KIMM in South Korea.

Make a timely appointment with the internship coordinator to discuss all possibilities and procedures concerning internships!

A checklist of the procedure from start to end to organise the internship is represented at in following paragraph!

Internship coordinator:

Mrs. Ing. B. Folkers

HorstRing Z102

+31 53-489 2772

betty.folkers@utwente.nl

CHECKLIST FOR PROCEDURES REGARDING THE BME-INTERNSHIP

At least 3 months prior to the internship:

1.

Student makes appointment with internship coordinator;

2.

Student chooses out of three options for finding an appropriate internship:

a.

Help from Internship coordinator;

b.

Internship via lecturer/professor;

c.

Internship personally arranged by student.

3.

Internship coordinator and student agree on actions to be taken and keep each other posted by means of e-mail:

betty.folkers@utwente.nl.

4.

Student checks possibilities for grants and other information at the site of the International Office (http://intoffice.utwente.nl, in Dutch) and the UT Internship site (http://www.stage.utwente.nl, in Dutch).

Internship post is found:

1.

Student submits internship assignment form BME: “Internship Assignment Form BME” (TeleTOP);

2.

UT-supervisor confirms suitability of internship and informs internship coordinator;

3.

Student arranges insurances;

4.

Student submits: forms for grants available at the site of the International Office (and if applicable, lets internship coordinator sign the form of the “Twente Mobility Fund” TMF-form);

5.

(Dutch) students may quit “OV-kaart” and request refund from IBG (and internship coordinator sign);

6.

Student arranges possible housing and trip.

At internship post:

1.

Student announces presence by submitting “Meldingsformulier” as soon as possible and within maximally two weeks: https://webapps.utwente.nl/srs/nl/srsservlet

2.

Student in a foreign country submits an extra form “Important Information” (http://teletopa.utwente.nl/), for the internship coordinator, daily supervisor and personal contact persons; and permanently caries this with him/her.

3.

Internship coordinator files all data and sends a copy to BOOZ.

4.

Internship coordinator sends an e-mail with evaluation form to the daily supervisor and to the UT-supervisor.

After the internship:

1.

Student takes following actions:

a.

Finishing of internship thesis ;

b.

Submitting to UT-supervisor: internship thesis;

c.

Submitting to the internship coordinator:

i.

Internship thesis (paper and digital version);

ii.

Daily “Supervisor Evaluation” form (provided by the daily supervisor);

iii.

Student’s evaluation form;

d.

Submitting to TeleTOP: A short summary of the internship;

e.

When applicable, submitting of report for TMF-grants.

2.

UT-Supervisor takes following actions:

a.

Evaluation of thesis and sending of the tutor’s judgement form to internship coordinator.

3.

Internship coordinator takes following actions:

a.

Arrangement overall evaluation of the internship in an concluding conversation with the student;

b.

Filing of data and arrangements for completion of the internship (e-mail to provider of the internship);

c.

Closing the internship file of the student.

Note: In this checklist, Forms to submit are marked bold and Persons to take action in italics.