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Students pursuing a health science major may earn credit hours during their junior or senior years observing in a department of a hospital, medically-oriented industry or private practices, where they are assigned to clinical preceptors by the Benedictine University director of Pre-Professional Health Programs. Written reports of your experiences will be reviewed by the director at frequencies of mutual agreement. Through this, you may relate academic materials to your applications in the clinic, and determine through immediate contact with your chosen field whether you want to continue in them. These practica do not ensure clinical certification.
This application is to be submitted via email to Dr. Regina Schurman. It is due no later than 6 weeks prior to the start of the semester for which Practica expereince is desired.
Medical schools and most other professional school recognize clinical experience as a vital tool. Getting clinical experience will help you better decide if this is the field you really want to pursue. Often times it involves the care and treatment of patients and observing the doctor/patient relationship. Here are some ways you can pursue clinical experiences: