VeganSoprano

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Externship: done during school. Involves spending time with one or more vets in sort of a participatory shadowing. It's a part of 4th (and maybe 3rd) year clinical rotations.

Internship: advanced clinical training after graduation. You're a doctor but under the supervision of more senior doctors to at least some extent. You do get paid, though not very much.
 

dyachei

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Can someone please explain what the difference is?
An externship is taking during your time at vet school - usually during the 3rd or 4th year. It is generally 2-6 weeks in duration but that varies with the site. Essentially, you go someplace else to learn about vet med for a little while. It is required at my school for the 4th year - you have to have at least 4 weeks taken during that time that are graded. They are also called preceptorships.

An internship is a year long and takes place after you receive your DVM. It is intensive and is usually in a specific area like small or large animal.
 

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Can someone please explain what the difference is?
Another way to look at it:

Extern= someone borrowed you (usually as a vet student from school, the school is who actually owns you at this point)

Intern= someone owns you (you work only for them, as a doctor, it is intense training, expect long hours for crap pay).:Dsimple as pie:smuggrin:
 

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And it doesn't necessarily mean the same thing at various undergrad institutions.