Externship

Externship

Externship

Goals of Externship: The goal of our externship is to expose to students to our varied caseload with both an in-hospital, boarded specialist component as well as an ambulatory medicine component. We also have a busy, after-hours emergency caseload that allows for more participation of the extern, especially as we develop more comfort with their knowledge base and skill set.

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Externship Responsibilities: Assist with treatments, participate in rounds and journal clubs, assist with daily tasks and accompany/observe veterinarians on calls.
Other Information: We recommend at least a two week block, but most students benefit from a 3-4 week block if possible. For students interested in application for the internship program, a two week visit is highly recommended. This allows for a working interview, for both the extern and the doctors.

Application Process: Please send a resume/CV and a letter of intent expressing goals and areas of interest to Dr. Rachel Liepman (drliep@gmail.com) with availability and/or preferred date ranges.

Prerequisites: Must be a veterinary student. Highest priority will be given to third and fourth year veterinary students with an interest in pursuing an equine internship.

Availability: Year-round, but preferred dates between August/September to May/June
Insurance Requirements: AVMA PLIT proof of insurance or comparable insurance required
Living Quarters: an extern room on-site with full bathroom is available to visiting externs. Residence at the clinic during the externship is strongly encouraged to take advantage of after-hours experiences.

Estimated Workload: Externs will be expected to assist interns with treatments as deemed appropriate on hospitalized patients. The majority of the time will be assisting during daytime appointments either in-hospital or on an ambulatory basis.