One usually has to go through a medical internship program, before being licensed to work as a doctor. This means that you can’t move straight from medical school to medical practice: you have to go through an internship program first. As a medical student who is about to graduate, you need to take this (mandatory internship) arrangement positively. It is meant to help you cope with the challenges you will face later on, in the course of your career as a medical practitioner. So you shouldn’t just be going through the motions. You really need to try to benefit from the medical internship opportunity — because it is not just a formality.
You need to use the medical internship opportunity to see how the theoretical ideas you learnt in medical school apply in the real world. Actually this is the most important aspect of medical internship. You therefore need to be very keen in trying to learn how the ideas you learnt in medical school apply in the real world of medical practice. You may, for instance, have read something about the Biolife plasma donation program — and about how plasma is obtained from donors’ bodies for use in the treatment of patients. But it is in the course of the medical internship that you’d actually get a chance to see it in practice. That is, to see people being treated for, say, burns, using the plasma obtained that way.
You also need to use the medical internship opportunity to learn how a medical facility is managed on a day to day basis. You have to understand that once you are licensed as a medical practitioner, you will find yourself involved not just in the treatment of patients, but also in the management of medical facilities.
At yet another level, you need to use the medical internship opportunity to observe how other doctors conduct themselves. This is so as to learn how you are expected to carry yourself as a medical practitioner. The medical profession comes with certain expectations, and it is in the course of your medical internship that you will get a practical education on the said expectations.