Approved Externship Sites
East West College (EWC) offers its students a unique opportunity to participate in professional programs off-campus under the direct supervision of Board Certified Acupuncture Physicians. Interns who meet both the qualifications academically and clinically may be recommended by their clinic shift supervisors for one or more of the externships listed below, pending approval by the Academic Chair and Clinic Director.
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital (Sarasota, FL):
Current and eligible EWC students selected for this externship site may treat patients in varying stages of rehabilitation including, but not limited to the following: postoperative pain, post-stroke sequela, respiratory, circulatory, musculoskeletal disorders and more.
New College of Florida (Sarasota, FL):
Current and eligible EWC students selected for this externship site will be treating fellow college students within New College’s medical and wellness facility.
Ringling College of Art & Design (Sarasota, FL):
Current and eligible EWC students selected for this externship site will be treating fellow college students in the medical clinic on campus, which is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
Kobernick House (Sarasota, FL):
Current and eligible EWC students selected for this externship site will provide geriatric patient care in a community style setting that is within the patients’ own environment. EWC students are challenged to perform thorough, timely, and concise treatments.
The Caporale Center of Natural Health (St. Petersburg, FL):
Current and eligible female EWC students can be selected for this externship site where infertility, gynecological disorders, anti-aging and cosmetic protocols, and hormone balancing are specialties. This health center also treats patients with other varying conditions and ailments. Dr. Kymberly Caporale, D.O.M., D.A.C.M (c)., is the Program Supervisor for this externship site where both the days and times for shifts may vary as dictated by Dr. Caporale.
Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies (St. Petersburg, FL):
Current and eligible EWC students selected for this externship site will be immersed in a clinic setting where patients with multiple variations of ailments, disorders and diseases are individually assessed, needled and provided a specific formulated herbal remedy. Dr. Bob Linde, D.O.M., A.P., serves as the Program Supervisor for this externship site and while under his supervision will challenge EWC externs to Chinese Herbology in conjunction with patient specific assessment and treatment.
Soaring Crane Acupuncture (Tampa, FL):
Current and eligible EWC students selected for this externship site will work alongside other students of all differing skill levels in a clinic setting where patients aged 45-80 are individually assessed, needled and offered patient specific herbal remedies. Dr. Teresa Renfroe, D.O.M., A.P., is the Department Chair for this externship site and while under her supervision, EWC students will have access to her Herbal Clinic containing thousands of raw, granule and patent herbs. In addition, Dr. Renfroe will help to bridge EWC students understanding of both individualized treatment along with Chinese Herbology.
If you are interested in learning more about extern opportunities, meet with Career Services.