How to Find a Medical Job Internship

If you are working to get into the medical field, then chances are you are working very hard. If you want to get anywhere in your career however, you will most likely need to secure an internship. These are usually pretty easy to get in the medical field, but the trick is finding the right one.

There are many internship opportunities, but they are all tuned to different jobs. For instance if you are training to be a surgeon, you probably do not want to intern in the maternity ward. The good part about a medical internship is that they are actually listed on most hospital websites.

There are some industries that actually make you ask about and dig for the internships, but there is such a need for medical doctors and nurses that you will be able to get an internship by just filling out the application and giving your medical resume. There is a bit more to it than that however.

Before you rush out and try to get your internship, you would do well to talk to your teachers and the heads of different departments at your school. Keep in mind that these people have been in the field for a very long time, and they will know which establishments are best for you to intern.

Once you have their opinions, you will need to ask them for a letter of recommendation. This will help you get your foot in the door, even though you may be able to get in the door without a recommendation depending on how good you are. The thing about the medical world is that it's all about who you know. It's hard to get anywhere unless you know someone. That's not the way it should be, but that's just the way it is.

Once you get the suggestions, you can talk to different establishments to see if you would be a good fit for their internship program. Make no mistake though, no matter which place you choose to intern with, it's going to be hard. Medical jobs are hard by nature, and hospitals will usually be extremely hard on their interns.

You will find yourself waking up at times that you never knew existed, and you will be pushed to your limit. This is to prepare you for the day you are wearing the doctor's uniform and you need to stay awake and push yourself. There will be a time when there will be no one around to tell you what to do, and you will have to make the tough decisions. Are you ready to do that? If so, then start looking for internships and get started. The future is just around the corner.


Gail Esparan


3/2/2010 3:23:56 AM #


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