What is a Healthcare Externship?
Externships are experiential learning opportunities, similar to
internships, generally offered by career college educational
institutions to give students short practical experience in their field
We have developed business partnerships with
reputable health and medical organizations to provide students clinical
experiences. Our partners have been informed of the teaching
requirements of 'hosting' student externs and have agreed to mentor them
in their workplace.
Our partners have certain student
requirements in order to 'host' them in their workplace. Some of those
requirements may include completion of immunizations, while others may
have to pass a formal interview before assignment. All students must be
professional from the start to finish of externship.
length of time it takes a student to finish their externship is up to
their availability. They understand externs have busy schedules. Most
provide some flexibility of the days you will work in order to achieve
Prerequisites to Externship placement
Students must complete the following to be eligible for externship placement:
Achieve all competencies in the CEHS training within the past 3 months (90 days)
Successfully pass any related entrance exam or skills competency exam
Complete Health Career Success and
Any other identified prerequisites specific to the CEHS Program
Healthcare Career Success course completion
develop a resume, learn communication in the
healthcare industry, how to have compassion combined with business sense;
understanding interpersonal relationships and coping tools to achieve work /
life balance.Current Immunizations (when
Some clinic and hospital
partners require current immunizations for student and patient protection.
These immunizations must be obtained prior to assignment and at the expense
of the student.
Background Check / Drug Screen
If you do not have a current background or
drug screening, you can utilize one of the following resources. Background checks / Drug Screens are good for six (6) months.
ArcPoint - Drug
Screens and Background checks - 469.656.7999M-F 8:30am-5:30pm |
Sat 8:30am-12:30pm, Call for appointment
Externships are Competitive
Due to high volume of applications we receive,
candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview. Turning
in an application does NOT guarantee placement. Factors such as:
availability - location - communication skills level - appearance /
hygiene - demeanor - instructor recommendation, are all variables that come into play for externship
Clinical Experience Details
Externship General Application
- needed to apply for an
externship. Please turn all completed applications and direct
general questions to the main Health Science office located in Suite 425 at
the Courtyard Center.
The links below will take you to each individual course -
If you are interested in becoming a clinical site
Are you a student who has found their own clinical site
in order to complete competencies? Or are you a former student who works at a
great place or an employer looking for an efficient recruitment process and
consistent flow of potential new employees?
We are always seeking new
reputable clinical experience sites. If this is you, please
for more information or
contact Lynn Wilson
Healthcare Clinical Coordinator. We will discuss how to easily set you up
as a site!