First, you need to ensure that your BDS degree is recognized and equivalent to the primary degree required in the UAE. This degree should be from an accredited health science program.
Before applying for internships, it’s crucial to have a well-written resume, academic transcripts, and letters of recommendation ready. Some employers may also require writing samples or specific majors. It’s also important to note that all dentists are required to complete a one-year (12 months) internship post-graduation. You must hold a valid license or registration to practice in your home country and/or country of last employment.
When applying for internships in the UAE, you will need to provide several documents. These include a completed application form, a copy of a valid passport, a valid Emirates ID card (if applicable), a certified copy of your Academic Degree Certificate, a copy of your academic transcript, and a valid residency visa if you’re not a UAE national. If you’re a UAE national, you’ll need to provide a family book.
Applicants should maintain a minimum Grand Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 from an accredited higher education institute. To start working in the U.A.E., you need to have at least two years of working experience. Register yourself online with DHA, who will only approve your application if you possess two years of working experience.
If you wish to undergo an internship in the UAE, some universities can facilitate approval from the Emirates Health Services (EHS), UAE to complete your training in Federal hospitals of UAE. This will allow you to get an internship completion certificate from MOH and the office of the Dean.
Remember, securing an internship is competitive, so maintaining a high GPA, having relevant work experience, and presenting a strong application will increase your chances of success. Once you secure an internship, you can expect a starting salary of around Dh22,000 to Dh30,000 a month.