Externs work with clinical coaches as well as RNs in a variety of clinical settings, including working on trauma patients and performing CPR. They are exposed to challenging yet rewarding environments and experiences.
Most externships require that students be in their junior or senior year of dental school in order to apply. Externships are 1-4 weeks in length. Externs will be able to assist oral and maxillofacial residents with surgery and other procedures as well as attend conferences, seminars and other training opportunities.
Whether students are looking for experience in the field of medicine, providing software and technology support, or developing health and other programs for the clinic, they are sure to find an experience that will enrich their classroom learning.
By participating in an externship, veterinary students will work with specialists, residents, interns, and senior emergency clinicians. The externships last up to two weeks and give externs an overview of all aspects involved in the medical treatment of animals.
Externs receive hands-on learning experience under the supervision of both a faculty member as well as the field supervisor. Externships include Independent Externships and Independent Judicial Externships. The externships are for college credit. Classroom-based externships are also offered that include classes on analytical topics of the law. Classroom externships are supervised by a professor.
The externships are offered every summer over an 8-week period. Students need to complete the required courses before applying. Externships are unpaid, but externs receive up to 3 credits for completing an externship.