Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Marshalltown Community College--Curricula; Health facilities--Administration--Study and teaching; Medical offices--Management--Study and teaching;
The focus of this paper is to explore the potential benefits of and best design for an externship experience for the Medical Office program at Marshalltown Community College (MCC) in Marshalltown, Iowa. To that end, this paper provides background on Marshalltown Community College's Medical Office program; defines extemship education; highlights the value of extemships to the community college, students, instructors, and employers, as well as potential benefits specific to MCC's Medical Office program; discusses the design/setup factors that influence an effective externship program; and provides recommendations based on the findings for pursuing and implementing an externship program at MCC in the future.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Leigh E. Zeitz
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©2014 Kristin Murphy
Murphy, Kristin, "Determining the benefits and designing an externship program for medical office students at Marshalltown Community College" (2014). Graduate Research Papers. 210.