Internship Alumni


SAMA Internship is a 3-6 month internship experience.

Interns are paid a stipend after every 3 months and have clear learning objectives. They meet regularly with supervisors who provide mentoring and training.


Director: Dr. Salaheldin Abusin

Selection/Review Committee: 

The Program

  • All Interns will be involved in Project ECHO
  • All interns will work from home 
  • Additional roles 
    • RedCap – Electronic Data Capture/Research 
    • Zoom Virtual Learning Sessions – beyond Project ECHO
    • Moodle – Learning Management System

Skills Acquired from Internship (Learn by Doing)

  • All Interns will get training in
    • How to coordinate a virtual educational program- Project ECHO Coordinator 
    • How to moderate a virtual learning session – Project ECHO Facilitator
    • Presentation Skills
    • Social Media Content Creation
    • Organizational Skills
      • Time Management
      • Teamwork & Collaboration
      • Project Management
      • Multi-tasking
    • IT Skills
      • Zoom
      • Google Workspace (Calendar, Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Forms)
      • YouTube
      • Trello
  • Depending on Interest and Performance, some Interns may get training in
    • Red Cap – Electronic Data Capture
    • Report Writing
    • Scientific Writing
    • Grant Applications

Intern Recruitment/Retention Process

  • All interns are evaluated every 3 months
  • Based on performance, the internship may be extended for a further 3 months  
  • Vacant positions are announced through the SAMA website, social media 
  • The selection and Review committee reviews applications and selects the best fit for the role after a formal interview

Reviews from 2022 Interns

Post Internship Opportunities

  • Join a SAMA Research Working Group  

Intern Achievements

Wisal Mirghani Eltayeb – November 2022

Wisal Mirghani, SAMA intern, traveled to Nairobi, Kenya, and participated in VRiMS 8.

Virtual Reality in Medicine & Surgery (VRIMS) is an immersive experience for clinical demonstrators of medical and surgical techniques and simulation training. The VRiMS group is based at Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and the Royal Sussex County Hospital, United Kingdom.

Azza Alfadil Abbas – March 2023

Dr.Azza Alfadil, SAMA intern, traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to present Dialysis ECHO’s impact in Sudan.

Dialysis ECHO is SAMA’s Project ECHO program that aims to improve dialysis care in low-resource settings leveraging the ECHO Model “All Teach, All Learn”. It reflects Project ECHO’s goals of democratization & demonopolization of knowledge.

The World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) is the annual scientific, educational, and networking meeting of the International Society of Nephrology. This year it was held in Bangkok, Thailand.

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