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 of study.
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 workplaces.
Students must meet the requirements of the clinical site to be hosted in their workplace. Some requirements may include completion of immunizations while others may have to pass a formal interview before they will receive an assignment. All students must be professional from the start to the finish of an externship.
The length of time it takes a student to finish their externship is up to their availability. Our partners understand externs have busy schedules. Most will provide some flexibility in the days students will work in order to achieve the required hours.
Externship is a course the student has to enroll in and pay for in order to complete hours with our clinical partners. There are externship possibilities through our partners in the following healthcare fields:
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Dental Assistant
- Health Unit Coordinator
- Medical Billing
- Medical Administrative Assistant
- Patient Care Technician
- Pharmacy Technician
- Phlebotomy Technician
- Physical Therapy Aide
- Veterinary Assistant