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Excelling in the Externship, Second Edition,presents to students the full picture of the externship experience—preparing them with a solid understanding of the expectations and helping them discover the benefits and opportunities that come with completion of a successful externship.


Teaching and Learning Experience: 

  • Provides coverageof the externship from preterm to post-term, guiding students’ focus and helping them maintain professionalism, responsibility, a positive attitude, and proactive learning throughout the process
  • Offers tipsand features throughout in order for students to excel in the externship

Table of contents

Chapter One: The Link Between Your Education and Your Career

Chapter Two: Meeting and Exceeding Expectations

Chapter Three: Externship Interviews

Chapter Four: Attitudes and Perceptions

Chapter Five: Etiquette and Professional Manners

Chapter Six: Developing Professional Relationships

Chapter Seven: Fulfilling the “Student” Role During the Externship

Chapter Eight: Benefits of Successful Externship Completion

Chapter Nine: Performance Evaluation and Your Grade

Chapter Ten: Allied Health Externship: Case Studies

Chapter Eleven: Beyond Externship: Beginning Your Job Search


Appendix: Selected Allied-Health Certification and Credentialing Resources



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