The 10-week externship program runs from mid-May through mid-August every year. Externs work 8- or 12-hour shifts with pay; some shifts will be day-night and rotations may include occasional weekend shifts. Nursing students learn through observation, clinical practice and classroom experience.
The application deadline is usually at the end of January, and the externship runs for about two weeks beginning in June. Although unpaid, the program is designed to give students an in-depth view of a career in trauma care. Externs will learn first-hand by interacting directly with trauma surgeons and will be present during daily rounds, patient assessments, emergency resuscitation and surgical procedures.
Eligible dental students must be currently enrolled in an ADA-Accredited Dental School which is among those affiliated with Lutheran Medical Center. All participating schools maintain high academic standards and have externship programs designed to give students the best hands-on patient care experience.
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 offers a paid opportunity for nursing students to learn more about their career while still in college. Externs will be guided and mentored by a nurse preceptor. Externs may choose from a variety of pediatric specialties such as medical and surgical nursing, intensive care nursing, emergency room nursing, hematology/oncology, rehabilitation, transitional care and short-term procedures.
The program gives students a real-life view into what happens in trauma care. This is an unpaid externship that lasts two weeks. During this time, externs will observe professionals at work in trauma care and gain an in-depth view into a career as a trauma care service provider. Healthcare students will find this externship an enriching experience as they join trauma surgeons on their daily rounds, assess patients and provide emergency resuscitation and surgical procedures.
The externships are unpaid and give students a chance to clarify their career goals, work with professionals in their field, ask questions and learn more about their profession. Students have a choice of working during the summer at a workplace close to their home, during school breaks, during the summer or during semesters at school.
Externships may be with federal/state/local government agencies or courts. They may also be with non-profit organizations or law firms. All externships receive mentoring by an experienced attorney and are given work projects that reflect real-life experience practicing law.