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Fair Practice Standards for Clinical Work Agreements and Externship Experiences

Clinical and externship experiences are critical and invaluable portions of the College’s educational programs. Clinical and externship experiences are an integral part of students’ education. To ensure that students get the maximum educational value and benefit from their clinical and externship experiences, the following policies are in effect for all programs:

  1. Students are not to be paid for any of the activities they perform during their clinical and externship experiences.
  2. Clinical and externship sites hosting the College’s students are not to reduce their personnel as a result of the partnership to provide experiences for our students.
  3. A preceptor is to be present at all times during all of the procedures in which students are actively involved.*
  4. Students are allowed to procure gainful employment outside of their scheduled clinical or externship hours. If a student is an employee of the host site, hours worked as an employee do not count toward clinical or externship required experience hours.**

*Program specific requirements for degree programs may differ based on clinical and externship experience.
** The expectations of externship and clinical experiences are full-time and outside employment is highly discouraged during those experiences.



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