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E-NIPS Advisory

December 5, 2021:

1. The matching for the 1st round of February 2022 internship period has already ended. The final matching status is now available.

2. The walk-in round of February 2022 will run from DECEMBER 6, 2021 to JANUARY 31, 2022. The qualified applicants for the walk-in round are:

a. Applicants who were not matched in the previous round of application.

b. New applicants who were not able to apply during the first round but qualified for internship as attested by the medical school.

c. Interns that did not continue with their internship assignments in the past and decided to re-apply.

3. The steps of walk-in application are as follows:

a. Check the remaining hospital slots in E-NIPS. If you are applying for the first time, you need to register an account in E-NIPS.

b. Request an endorsement letter to apply for internship from APMC via email (apmcfi@gmail.com). Indicate in your email your preferred hospitals. For those who are applying for the first time, you may indicate up to 3 hospitals. For those who are transferring, please indicate only 1 hospital.

c. The letter of endorsement will be emailed by APMC to your preferred hospital for evaluation.

d. You will be informed of the results via email. If accepted, the result shall be encoded by APMC in E-NIPS and will be reflected to your E-NIPS account.

e. If not accepted, repeat steps b and c.

f. Please note that it is VERY IMPORTANT to have an account registered in E-NIPS before applying in walk-in rounds and getting accepted by a hospital. Failure to do so could have implications in the issuance of internship completion certificates in the future.

November 24, 2021:

1. Please be informed that the 1st round of February 2022 application has ended last November 19. All applications are currently being evaluated by the hospitals until December 3.

2. Final matching status will be known on December 6 (start of walk-in round) if you are not matched yet. Walk-in round will run from December 6, 2021 to January 31, 2022. Procedure for walk-in application will be posted before December 6.

3. For those who are applying for the 1st round of August 2022 internship period, requests for change in hospital choices will be accommodated until November 29, 2021. Requests sent are still due for approval depending on the reason stated and status of the application.

For other concerns and inquiries, you may email apmcfi@gmail.com.

November 6, 2021:

1. Application period for the August 2022 internship period shall commence on November 15, 2021. The schedule per round are as follows:
  1st Round: November 15, 2021 to January 31, 2022
  2nd Round: March 1 to April 15, 2022
  Walk-In Round: May 23 to July 31, 2022

2. First time applicants are required to create an E-NIPS account. This is still due for approval of your designated medical school staff. Once approved, you may log to E-NIPS to select your hospital choices. Applicants are allowed to select up to 3 hospitals. The order of selection should be based on the applicant's level of preference.

3. Uploading of credentials will be handled by the medical school and APMC after you have selected hospital/s. Kindly coordinate with your respective medical schools with respect to the details of payment.

4. Returning applicants (those with existing E-NIPS accounts but did not pushed through with internship) do not need to register a new account. Please send an email to apmcfi@gmail.com requesting for reset of previous application.

5. Payments made from the previous internship periods will not be carried over anymore. As such, new payment is required for returning applicants if he/she will be re-applying to another internship period. Payment is also required for applicants which have been already matched but would like to transfer hospital.

For other concerns and inquiries, you may email apmcfi@gmail.com.

October 18, 2021:

Starting October 18, 2021 onwards, we will not be accommodating request for change of hospital anymore for February 2022 internship period. The deadline for such requests is only until October 17 (see October 11 advisory). Hospitals are already starting evaluations and assessments. Emails requesting for change of hospital as of October 17 will still be accommodated though. Thank you.

October 11, 2021:

1. For those who will be re-applying for internship, please note that your previous acceptance will not be carried over. This is an entirely new application cycle. As such, the process will be similar when you first applied. After the selection of hospital, the medical of school will be uploading your transcript of records and certificate of the dean. For the proof of payment, kindly send a copy to apmcfi@gmail.com once settled.

2. Hospitals participating for the February 2022 internship have been given until October 15, 2021 to confirm. As such, the final list of hospitals for February 2022 will be available on October 16, 2021.

3. Those who have already selected hospitals for February 2022 but would still want to change due to the finalization of the hospital list can send an email of request to apmcfi@gmail.com. We will be accommodating such requests until October 17 only.

4. For August 2022 applicants, the application period shall commence on November 2021. The final schedule will be posted here on or before the last week of October 2021.

September 14, 2021:

The application for the February 2022 internship period shall run from October 4, 2021 to January 31, 2022. The details are follows:

1. The first round will be from October 4, 2021 to November 19, 2021. The walk-in round will be from December 6, 2021 to January 31, 2022.

2. For first time applicants (no previous accounts in E-NIPS), please create an account and wait for it be approved. Once approved, you may select your hospitals choices (maximum of three). The order of your choices should be based on the level of preference.

3. Participating hospitals and available slots will also be viewable in E-NIPS starting October 4.

4. For previous applicant (with accounts in E-NIPS but did not pushed through with internship), there is no need to register a new account. You may request a reset of application to apmcfi@gmail.com. In the request, please state your reason for re-applying for internship.

May 17, 2021:

1. Walk-in round of August 2021 will run from MAY 17 to JULY 31, 2021. The qualified applicants for the walk-in round are:

a. Applicants who were not matched in the previous rounds of application.

b. New applicants who were not able to apply during the first round but qualified for internship as attested by the medical school.

c. Interns that did not continue with their internship assignments in the past and decided to re-apply.

2. The steps of walk-in application are as follows:

a. Check the remaining hospital slots in E-NIPS. If you are applying for the first time, you need to register an account in E-NIPS.

b. Request an endorsement letter to apply for internship from APMC via email (apmcfi@gmail.com). Indicate in your email your preferred hospitals. For those who are applying for the first time, you may indicate 3 hospitals. For those who are transferring, please indicate only 1 hospital.

c. The letter of endorsement will be emailed by APMC to your preferred hospital for evaluation.

d. You will be informed of the results via email. If accepted, the result shall be encoded by APMC in E-NIPS and will be reflected to your E-NIPS account.

e. If not accepted, repeat steps b and c.

f. Please note that it is VERY IMPORTANT to have an account registered in E-NIPS before applying in walk-in rounds and getting accepted by a hospital. Failure to do so could have implications in the issuance of internship completion certificates in the future.

May 15, 2021:

1. The final deadline for the encoding of 2nd round results for August 2021 internship is on May 16, 2021 (Sunday) at 12:00nn. E-NIPS will be available for hospitals that still need to do catch-up encoding.

2. From 12:00nn of May 16, 2021 onwards, E-NIPS will be under maintenance mode and will not be accessible. Normal service will be back on May 17, 2021.

3. Final matching results for the 2nd round will be known by May 17, 2021. The start of walk-in round will also be on the same day.

April 19, 2021:

1. The application period for the 2nd round of August 2021 internship matching has already ended last April 16, 2021. As such, no applications can be made via E-NIPS since hospitals are already evaluating the applications.

2. Hospitals are given until May 16, 2021 to record the results of 2nd round applications. As such, the final matching results will be known on or before the start of the walk-in round. If you have been matched already, please coordinate with hospital hospital for the next step.

3. The walk-in round shall run from May 17 to July 31, 2021. Guidelines and procedures for the walk-in round application will be posted prior to the start of the walk-in round.

March 1, 2021:

1. The final matching result for the 1st round of August 2021 internship period is now available.

2. The second round application shall run from March 1 to April 16, 2021. Those who are eligible to apply for the 2nd round are:  

a. Applicants who were not matched during the first round of application. Simply log to your E-NIPS account and select new hospital choices. There is no need to create a new account and reupload your requirements.   

b. New applicants who were not able to apply during the first round but qualified for internship as attested by the medical school. Uploading of requirements by the school and APMC shall still be done.   

c. Interns that did not continue with their internship assignments in the past years and decided to re-apply. This would require a reset of application (See Nov. 10, 2020, #4 post).

February 28, 2021:

1. The final matching result for the 1st round of August 2021 internship period will be available at 2:00pm of March 1, 2021. This is to allow some hospitals to catch up with the encoding of results until 12:00 NN of the same day. From 12:00nn to 2:00pm, E-NIPS will be inaccessible for the processing of the 1st round matching results.

2. The start of the 2nd round application will also be at 2:00pm of March 1, 2021. Those who are eligible to apply for the 2nd round are:  

a. Applicants who were not matched during the first round of application.   

b. New applicants who were not able to apply during the first round but qualified for internship as attested by the medical school.   

c. Interns that did not continue with their internship assignments in the past years and decided to re-apply. This would require a reset of application (See Nov. 10, 2020, #4 post)

February 26, 2021:

1. The deadline for the recording of results for the 1st round for hospitals is extended until February 28, 2021. As such, the start of 2nd round application will be moved to March 1, 2021.

January 28, 2021:

1. Please be reminded that the deadline for the 1st round of August 2021 internship period is on January 29, 2021 (Friday). Applicants must be able to select hospital choices on or before the said date.

2. Uploading of documents by the school and forwarding of applications to the hospitals shall continue even after the said deadline.

3. Hospitals have until February 26, 2021 (Friday) to record the assessment and results of the application. As such, the final matching result for the first round shall be available on or before February 27, 2021.

4. If you are already matched to a hospital, please coordinate with the hospital for the next step.

December 13, 2020:

The Doctors Hospital in Bacolod City was just added as an internship hospital. We shall be opening request for change in hospital choice until December 25, 2020 for those who have already applied but wishes to include The Doctors Hospital on their selection. Granting of the request is still contingent on the status of the application. Kindly email apmcfi@gmail.com if you wish to request. Thank you.

November 30, 2020:

1. The list of participating hospitals for the August 2021 internship is already final as of November 27, 2020. For those who have not applied yet, you may select from the 76 participating hospitals upon logging to E-NIPS.

November 15, 2020:

1. Updated hospital profiles are now available for the approved user account of internship applicants.

2. Only Level 3 hospitals with accreditation in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery and obstetrics-gynecology are eligible to participate in the current internship application period.

3. As such, only these hospitals shall appear in the selection list in E-NIPS. Additional hospitals might still be added once the requirements have been met.

November 10, 2020:

1. The mid-year internship period was adjusted and shall start on February 1, 2021 and end on January 31, 2021.

2. Final matching results for the 1st Round of February 2021 is available as of November 7, 2020. For those who were matched, please communicate with your respective hospitals for the next step.

3. Walk-in round of February 2021 will run from NOVEMBER 9 to JANUARY 31, 2021. The qualified applicants for the walk-in round are:
  a. Applicants who were not matched during the first round of application.
  b. New applicants who were not able to apply during the first round but qualified for internship as attested by the medical school.
  c. Interns that did not continue with their internship assignments in the past and decided to re-apply.

4. The steps of walk-in application are as follows:
  a. Check the remaining hospital slots in E-NIPS. If you are applying for the first time, you need to register an account in E-NIPS.
  b. Request an endorsement letter to apply for internship from APMC via email (apmcfi@gmail.com). Indicate in your email your preferred hospital.
  c. The letter of endorsement will be emailed by APMC to your preferred hospital for evaluation.
  d. You will be informed of the results via email. If accepted, the result shall be encoded by APMC in E-NIPS and will be reflected to your E-NIPS account.
  e. If not accepted, repeat steps b and c.
  f. Please note that it is VERY IMPORTANT to have an account registered in E-NIPS before applying in walk-in rounds and getting accepted by a hospital. Failure to do so could have implications in the issuance of internship completion certificates in the future.

5. The application for the first round of August 2021 internship period will run from NOVEMBER 9, 2020 to JANUARY 29, 2021. New applicants (i.e. those with no previous internship application and account in E-NIPS) can already register for an account to give medical schools ample time to verify and approve the accounts.

6. Those with previous applications in E-NIPS but did not push through with internship and will re-apply for August 2021 will need to request a reset application to APMC. Please email apmcfi@gmail.com and include details such as complete name, school and reason for re-application.


ABOUT Electronic National Internship Program System (E-NIPS)

The Electronic National Internship Program System (E-NIPS) aims to support the implementation of the medical internship program spearheaded by the Association of Philippine Medical Colleges Inc (APMC) and its partner medical schools and hospitals.

It is an online technology with the following functionalities:

  • Medical students can apply for internship, query available hospital slots and track the status of internship application
  • Medical schools can electronically forward the internship requirements to APMC.
  • Tracking of phases of internship from application to completion of internship program
  • Hospitals can record their assessment of the internship applicants and select accepted candidates via E-NIPS
  • Email notifications are sent out on phases such as completion of requirement, conduct of matching and release of internship results
  • Generation of dynamic reports, graphs, charts and certificates pertaining to the internship program.

You may register an account HERE.