Externships

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EXTERNSHIPS

The SRJC MA program is fortunate to have several working partnerships with local health care organizations that happily accept our students onsite for mentoring and training. Placements at these sites are for educational and skill building opportunities, and could potentially lead to a job.

Our current local partnerships include:

  • Sutter
  • Kaiser
  • St. Joseph
  • Many other smaller provider offices through out Sonoma County

Students may not choose which site they are placed in, but may request a site and/or specific department by letting the MA Coordinator know. 

Students attend externship in both the Fall and Spring semesters, for a total of 2 semesters. Students will be assigned a clinical site at the beginning of the Fall semester, and will go to their site every Thursday starting in September of each Fall semester. It is expected that the student will return to the same site and department for the Spring semester externship. The SRJC MA instructor is not onsite with the student, but will be checking in periodically. 

OUTROTATIONS

During both the Fall and Spring semesters, students will be scheduled to attend various clinical outrotations. This means that on various Thursdays throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, students will not be at their normal externship site, but will be "outrotated" go a different clinical site for the day.

These sites may include, but are not limited to, EKG, Diagnostic Imaging, Urgent Care, Lab, etc. This experience is designed to expose the student to more aspects of health care that they otherwise would not have had a chance to be a part of at their assigned clinical home site. 

 

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