The extern program offers competitive pay and an opportunity for nursing students to get hands-on experience with a healthcare team under the direct supervision of registered nurses. Externs receive training in nursing competencies, healthcare computer training, and documentation training.
Winter externships run from June - December, and Spring externships run from December - May. Externships are offered in Cardiac Observation, Emergency Care Center, Medical/Surgical, Medical/Surgical Intensive Care, Neuroscience/Stroke, Observation Care Center, Oncology, Ortho/Spine, Telemetry, and Vascular. Applicants must be ranked in the top 15 percent of their class.
Externships offer a rich, volunteer experience and a great educational opportunity for students. Externs will be able to work with Social Workers, Chaplains, RNs, LVNs, CNAs, and medical administrative staff in providing compassionate end-of-life care for over 300 patients in the San Antonio, Texas area.
Externships vary in levels and include Assistant Clinical I, II and III, and Assistant Final Clinical Practicum. Assistant Clinical I, II and III require students to complete a 90-hour clinical at an affiliate site that provides physical therapy services. Assistant Final Clinical Practicum requires a 360-hour clinical.
The externship is offered at the Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. Eligible students are those who are currently attending medical school in the U.S. or Canada. The externship consists of four week block rotations. Externs will receive excellent training in the management of inpatients and some outpatient.
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.
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.
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.
Applicants must be currently enrolled in a BSN program. A grade point average of 3.0 or above is required; students also must have completed two clinical courses before applying. Externships take place during the summer from the middle of May through the end of June.
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.
The externship program requires students to have a grade point average of 3.4 or above and be in their junior year of college. The extern program also requires students to work one clinical shift a week after they have completed the didactic portion of their respiratory program.
Eligible fields of study include nursing, pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, psychology, optometry, physical therapy, medical technology and social work. Eligibility includes students who are recipients of scholarships in the health profession, American Indian or Alaska Native students studying in the health field, or Non-American Indian/Alaska Native students in a health profession.
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 program is offered to help Bain consultants strengthen their skills and increase their knowledge about the way other companies do business. Consultants work for a company of their choice, and then return to Bain. Company choices include consumer product companies, international think tanks, nonprofits, startup companies, and many more.
Eligible students must have completed 30 hours of course work before applying and also be in good academic standing. The externships are unpaid; students may receive one credit for every 60 hours worked per semester. Although students may apply for more than one externship, they may only receive credit for one.