The Summer Nurse Extern program is 8 weeks and includes pay. Externs work 36-40 hours a week at Dayton Children's Hospital. Externs may choose one of the following pediatric specialities: Almost Home Unit, Emergency Department, General Pediatrics, Inpatient Hematology/Oncology, Intermediate Care Unit, Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Services or House Float.
Medical students must have completed their first year of medical school and in their second year of school before they are eligible to apply for externships. Each session is two weeks long and includes a stipend, housing if required, meals, parking and travel allowance.
Whether students are pursuing careers in catering, hospitality, food service companies or preparing to be chefs in fine restaurants, the externship will give them an opportunity to put their skills to work and explore career options. They will also make important contacts that could lead them to their dream job.
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.
The externship is different than just observing. Externships provide real, hands-on work experience for medical students. Externs will work with an attending physician and perform clinical duties such as assessing patient histories and performing physical examinations. All extern duties are done at a hospital under the supervision of a U.S. licensed attending physician.
Applicants must be within 12 months of graduation by the time the externship program begins. They are required to have a grade point average of 3.0 or above, with a B or above in nursing and science courses. It is an 8-week paid program for student nurses.
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 unpaid but offers 3-6 hours of college course credit. Students eligible for the program include college sophomores, juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 3.2 overall and 3.4 in their major. Students must also have completed at least two social science classes that focus on children or families.