externship is informal, in that the extern can choose to spend any
amount of time with any service depending on their specific interests or
the deficiencies they feel they have in their clinical year. The
emergency service is very busy, so there is a constant opportunity to
participate in emergency visits, procedures etc. There are didactic case
rounds every morning, weekly lectures for the intern class, and other
teaching activities that the externs can attend.
Equipment includes: Full lab, fully equipped ICU, Digital xray, CT, MRI, Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Laparoscopy
Specialties include: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency/Critical
Care, Radiology, Ophthalmology, Oncology, Neurology, Avian/Exotics
Fully stocked library, access to VIN, and numerous journals accessible
Weekly intern lectures
Daily case rounds
shadow specific doctors whenever possible, so that they get a full
understanding of the cases they are working with, can participate in
procedures, be "quizzed" by the doctor on medical knowledge etc. The
student is not expected to do treatments, and does not have primary case
management opportunity, but they do get a very broad exposure to
specialty medicine in practice, and the opportunity to see a lot of
the student spends each day with a particular doctor, who makes sure
that they are involved, and makes an effort to discuss cases in depth.
Students do not do any procedures or treatments unsupervised.
No, unless we post an ad for a room to rent from staff