In Portugal Medical Internship is regulated by a specific legal regime established by Decree-Law n.º 86/2015, of 21 May, and by the Medical Internship Regulation, approved on the Administrative Rule n.º. 224-B / 2015, of 29 July. ACSS (Central Administration of the Health System) is responsible for the general coordination of the Medical Internship (see specific area in Portuguese).
This Internship consists of two phases: Common Year and Specialized Training. Both are attended at health services and establishments of the National Health Service, with training capability.