Externs will receive hands-on experience in preparing and maintaining instruments, equipment, and materials for dental procedures. They will assist in dental procedures and be supervised by experienced dentists and hygienists. The experience will help students prepare for a career in dental assistance and gain valuable skills that will be required for licensing.
Students must be currently attending a school that is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the organization responsible for accrediting medical education programs leading to an MD degree in the United States and Canada. The externship includes transportation to and from the externship location, lodging and meals, and a weekly stipend.
The externships are unpaid and last about 6 weeks or more. Externs will have the opportunity to learn how the zoo operates and receive hands-on experience in the care of zoo animals. Externs work about 15 hours per week and must be at least 18 years old to apply.
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.
Veterinary students interested in gaining first-hand experience in shelter medicine are encouraged to apply. By observing experienced shelter veterinarians, students will gain valuable clinical experience and exposure to career options in shelter veterinarian medical practice.
The externship is for one year and is a paid opportunity. Eligible students must have already received their undergraduate degree and be enrolled full time in a social science-related graduate program at Forest Institute. Before applying, students must receive approval from their dean.