How to find a job at a private practice or an internship at hospital???

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I have visited my dermatologist for minor skin rash caused by overproduction of histamine and met a "medical technician." She was able to find this job through her friend, and she didn't have any certificate and got her free job training and is working by doing filing and escorting patients.

I mean, I would love to do this kind of job than spending $400, doing CNA and washing senior patients.

How do I search for medical jobs at private practice? I looked at Craiglist, wanted and etc, but it was not very possible. Is it because of my place being too small? It's a midsize college town with 100,000 population.

Another question is how to look for an internship? I have an acquaintance who had a job at Proctor and Gamble. Wow that soulds like an amazing intership, so I wish to ask him but he loaths helping people and only believes in giving then taking. :(
 
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I have visited my dermatologist for minor skin rash caused by overproduction of histamine and met a "medical technician." She was able to find this job through her friend, and she didn't have any certificate and got her free job training and is working by doing filing and escorting patients.

I mean, I would love to do this kind of job than spending $400, doing CNA and washing senior patients.

How do I search for medical jobs at private practice? I looked at Craiglist, wanted and etc, but it was not very possible. Is it because of my place being too small? It's a midsize college town with 100,000 population.
"She was able to find this job through her friend"

Another question is how to look for an internship? I have an acquaintance who had a job at Proctor and Gamble. Wow that soulds like an amazing intership, so I wish to ask him but he loaths helping people and only believes in giving then taking. :(
http://www.pg.com/en_US/careers/index.shtml

Check the "Internship/Co-op" box. They might have much right now, but they have a great summer internship program, check again in early spring.

My gf did a summer internship there the summer before senior year, she made $17/hr and employers still bring it up whenever she interviews for a job.
 
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Instead of looking for a hospital internship, I would take a look at your hospital's website and see what jobs they have posted. I work as a unit secretary/patient care tech at my hospital, and neither of my job titles require certification. I did have experience working as front desk at an assisted living facility, but many of my co-workers are pre-med or nursing students with no background in medical office/hospital setting. It's a lot of on-the-job training.

I'd just browse through and apply for anything that seems like you could do with the experience you have. Surprisingly, there are a lot of jobs in hospitals with patient care exposure that require little experience or certification outside of any hospital specific orientation or certification. Alternatively, you could call HR and have a chat with them about what you're looking to do.
 
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sorry, but what's HR?
 

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Will hospitals usually hire for just the ~3 months of the summer? I tried to get a job as an ER tech last summer, and they said they'd love to have me if only I was going to be available longer....
 

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Instead of looking for a hospital internship, I would take a look at your hospital's website and see what jobs they have posted. I work as a unit secretary/patient care tech at my hospital, and neither of my job titles require certification. I did have experience working as front desk at an assisted living facility, but many of my co-workers are pre-med or nursing students with no background in medical office/hospital setting. It's a lot of on-the-job training.

I'd just browse through and apply for anything that seems like you could do with the experience you have. Surprisingly, there are a lot of jobs in hospitals with patient care exposure that require little experience or certification outside of any hospital specific orientation or certification. Alternatively, you could call HR and have a chat with them about what you're looking to do.
+1. I'm a pt care tech as well and just had to pay for a CPR class (could've had it free but couldn't due to scheduling). PRN positions work well because they pay moe than part time and you work when you want (minimum 3 shifts over 6 weeks or similar).
 

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+1. I'm a pt care tech as well and just had to pay for a CPR class (could've had it free but couldn't due to scheduling). PRN positions work well because they pay moe than part time and you work when you want (minimum 3 shifts over 6 weeks or similar).
But is the pt care tech an all-year kind of job? I'm going to be at home for the summer and can only do a summer job for about 3.5 months. Are prn jobs temporary like that? Sorry for all the q's, I'm not too familiar with this type of job.
 

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I found my job at a Family Practice / Urgent Care through Craigslist.

I was originally hired just to help them out with some paperwork and filing that they were behind in so a low-paid fresh out of high school student was perfect. Once I started showing an interest and actively getting myself involved in the clinical aspect they decided to train me as a Medical assistant. I would learn by watching, and the nurses would teach me whenever possible. So with no certificates I am doing things such as Blood Draw, Injections, IV's, Abscess Incision and drainage, along with the other typical MA work.

I would imagine that other small clinics would work the same. Find a position that is not sought after (like filling out paperwork) and then start to move yourself over to the clinical side whenever you have free time. Make sure the Dr. who owns it knows you are pre-med too.

However, finding a medical job (even just grunt work) in a college town is going to be tough as every other pre-med is looking for the same job.