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.
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 offered by York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Educators who are accepted into the program spend ten days with a local employer and take that experience back to the classroom. This enables students to learn what careers are available, and how much education and training they will need to enter that career field.
Students who have completed their first year of law school and are in good academic standing may apply. They begin by taking the Externship Course. They may then apply for an externship position. Students may work in a variety of positions throughout the community in a legal capacity. Examples include South Carolina Supreme Court, Charleston County Public Defender's Office, U.S. Attorney's Office, U.S. District Court, City of Charleston Housing Authority, and many more.