Externship sites

Approved Externship Sites

East West College of Natural Medicine offers its Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine a unique opportunity to participate in professional programs off-campus under the direct supervision of Board Certified Acupuncture Physicians. Interns who meet the qualifications academically and professionally may be recommended by their shift supervisors for an externship at one of the EWCNM approved partner sites listed here.

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital/Sarasota:

Students may treat patients in varying stages of rehab: Post-op pain, post-stroke sequela, respiratory, circulatory, musculoskeletal disorders and more. Dress code is business/professional attire with lab coat and EWC name tag (no scrubs). Short hair on men and any facial hair must be neatly trimmed. No visible tattoos and ear piercings only. Shifts are Wednesday and Friday 8-noon. Eight students per term may attend pending approval.

New College of Florida/Sarasota:

Treating of college students within NCF's medical/wellness facility. Shift days may vary from term to term but times are 8:30-12:30 pm. Scrubs or business/professional attire. Two students per term only.

Ringling College of Art & Design/Sarasota:

Treating RCAD's students in the medical clinic on campus (in affiliation with Sarasota Memorial Hospital). Shift hours are 8:30-12:30 pm. Business/professional attire or scrubs. Two students per term only.

The Caporale Center of Natural Health/St. Pete

Women only are able to treat in this program specializing in infertility, gynecological disorders, anti-aging, cosmetic protocols, hormone balancing and more. Dress code is professional attire with lab coat. No visible tattoos and ear piercings only. Shifts days are determined by supervisor. Maximum of 2 interns

Bloomingdale Acupuncture/Brandon:

Treat patients in a well-established practice. Participants will learn the business/practice management aspect of operating a practice in addition to herbs, homeopathies, supplements, tinctures and nutrition. Attire is scrubs and lab coat. Days are up to supervisor. Maximum 2 interns.

If you are interested in learning more about extern opportunities, meet with Career Services.