What is an extern?

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  1. TheRock

    TheRock Junior Member

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    I have a friend who just graduated and said he is doing an extern at some medical center. I've never heard of this... I thought an extern was something MD's do during their rotation years and not for undergrads... does anyone know of what an extern is?

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  3. Femtochemistry

    Femtochemistry Skunk Works

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    good question...TTT
     
  4. Lt. Ub

    Lt. Ub Senior Member

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    At the Children's Hosptial of Philadelphia, externs are the exact same thing as Sub-Interns (e.g. MS4's taking on the role of an intern).
     
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    at my college, an extern is someone who is shadowing someone else....so when you shadow a doctor for a week, it's called doing an externship.


    hey- i'm at CHOP, too....though i'm just a research assistant.
     

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