Medical Assistant Program: Externship

Prism Career Institute student helping patients through the externship program
Prism students get to apply some of the skills gained during the program in a real workplace setting

Prism Career Institute was founded with the mission of providing students with the career-focused training and education required for rewarding medical careers. Our medical assistant program is designed to open doors to an array of opportunities, and it accomplishes this through both in-depth classroom work and authentic experience provided via externship.

What Is an Externship?

Externships, much like internships, are designed to expose students to the everyday demands of the career they’re aiming to enter. Most externships involve training in a real-world setting alongside an industry professional, and they allow students to see the knowledge they’ve gained through their education in action. This type of closely supervised training can prove especially valuable in the healthcare field, where procedures must be performed with the utmost accuracy to ensure patient well-being and satisfaction.

How Do Prism Career Institute Medical Assistant Externships Work?

Prism Career Institute requires the completion of an externship prior to graduation in order to help prepare our medical assistant students for future success. These externships may take place in a variety of settings, ranging from private clinics and laboratories to large hospitals. Wherever you’re placed, you can rest assured that your externship will provide an immersive, educational experience at an established healthcare facility or clinic, allowing you to build key skills prior to securing your first professional medical assistant position.

The Benefits of an Externship

Developing hands-on skills is just one of many benefits afforded by a medical assistant externship. You’ll also have the opportunity to glean valuable insight from healthcare professionals who’ve already spent years in the field, which can help position you for success when it comes time to enter the job market.

Furthermore, a medical assistant externship can work wonders in helping you decide which type of work environment best suits your needs. Clinics, hospitals, laboratories and the other facilities you may encounter each supply a unique atmosphere and require certain skills. Your externship can help you determine whether or not the setting in which you train is the right place to build a future.

Last, but not least, externships provide a chance to discover which skills you’ll need to succeed in healthcare besides those offered through education. Most clinics and hospitals also demand exceptional social intelligence, as well as a knack for organization, and there’s no better way to pick up these essential traits than by simply taking on the work firsthand.

Apply Today

The Prism Career Institute medical assistant program is available at both our Cherry Hill and Egg Harbor, New Jersey locations. Apply online today, or contact an admissions representative at 888-966-8146.

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