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Ep 156: Help! I can’t find an externship, with Dr. Moriah McCauley

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In this week’s episode of the That Vet Life podcast, Dr. Moriah McCauley shares invaluable knowledge on the subject of externship. She discusses their importance  to students, the various ways students can get externships, and how they can get the most from the externship opportunities.

Veterinary externships provide a platform for students to exercise their veterinary knowledge and learn hands-on skills. It is no surprise that most vet students strive to get these externships during their schooling years. However, getting externship opportunities is usually difficult mostly due to factors such as travel expenses and the expected cost of living in the externship station.

Throughout the discussion, Dr. McCauley gives real-life examples and illustrations that will directly assist you as the listener. The main aim of the episode is to help you easily find an externship opportunity and consequently get the best outcome out of it. Tune in to learn more about this exciting topic!

Podcast Outline

  • [00:00] Podcast Intro
  • [00:40] Review of a past poll on the evaluation of externships
  • [03:32] Purpose of external externships
  • [08:28] Where to find externships
  • [10:12] Ad break – Learn more about our Thrive Community
  • [11:23] Using word of mouth to find externships
  • [12:07] Getting externships via corporate listings
  • [14:28] Searching externships through job site listings
  • [16:17] How to know if the externship opportunity will be high quality
  • [19:28] Defining mentorship as a mentee or as an extern
  • [22:58] How to get the most out of the mentorship experience
  • [23:29] Episode wrap up
  • [25:35] The end

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