A student medical assistant-externship provides administrative and clinical assistance to physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers in running medical tests and tending to patient needs during a specified period.
Taking part in externships provides significant knowledge and experience in the healthcare field since it opens the opportunities to render patient care and learn directly from physicians and nurses. The student medical assistant-externship deals with patients' medical history and verifies and updates patient records. They monitor and ensure that the practices in the facility adhere to the set guidelines. Their tasks also include performing swabs, administering injections, ordering lab tests, and collecting lab specimens under the supervision of a physician.
To become a student medical assistant-externship, candidates must undergo and pass a diligent evaluation. People in the position of student medical assistant-externship usually aspire to become medical assistants or other medical professionals. The length of the externship may last an entire semester or a few years, depending on their college or institution.