USF Externship Feedback
Restrictions: A maximum of (3) periods may be spent off campus in externships.
Externships are NOT normally scheduled during the following periods without signed approval from the Associate Dean for Students Affairs and the Registrar's Office.
Requirements for Approval: To receive approval for an externship course, the student must first receive concurrence from their faculty advisor. The following forms must be completed for the externship to be approved:
Students away from campus on externships are required to keep the Registrar's Office informed of their exact whereabouts so they can be located in the event of an emergency.
Non University Externships: This type of program should be arranged between the USF Departmental Chairperson and the Chef of the hospital service (who in turn is responsible for obtaining any further approval required by the hospital governing body). The USF College of Medicine Application for Externship Course must be completed.
Under unique circumstances tutorial experience with clinicians in practice may be arranged through the Departmental Chairperson and the Dean of the College of Medicine.
Reporting of Grades: All externships require a written evaluation of the student's performance at the conclusion of such elective periods. This evaluation must be submitted to the Registrar's Office for processing. Students should take an evaluation form with them to the externship. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the Registrar's Office receives an evaluation form from the host institution.
The vast majority of interviews occur during December and January, senior periods seven and eight. USF students away from campus during interview periods are required to keep the Registrar's Office informed. It is especially important to provide a contact number in the event of an emergency.
Attendance requirements in the clinical training years are determined for individual courses by the respective department. Students are expected to carry out all required clinical responsibilities during these years of training. Recognizing that situations arise which require students to miss time from their clinical responsibilities, the following procedures will be followed to obtain approval to be absent. Students who must be absent are expected to acquire the same degree of clinical competence as other students involved in the course.