Advice Please

  1. I am not a nurse, but I would love to hear input from some of you!
    I am currently a MA student, I am fixing to start my internship in about 2 weeks. I am doing my internship with a medical office that I am/have been a pt in the past. I have a few concerns about it such as:

    1. Did I make the right choice by going to an office where I know the staff and physicians very well (I have been a pt. there for about 5 years)
    2. What should I expect on my first few days? It is an ophthalmology office.
    3. Any tips?

    Thank you for your help in advance.
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    Doctors do internships, whereas medical assistants do externships. I completed a medical assistant program over 6 years ago and, unfortunately, did not do an externship due to differences with the so-called "director of education".

    I did, however, do clinical rotations during nursing school. My tips are to ask plenty of questions, come prepared with your own supplies, look professional, and have confidence in your abilities. Good luck!
  4. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from Hope8705
    2. What should I expect on my first few days? It is an ophthalmology office.
    keep your EYES wide open.

    best of luck and SEE you later!

  5. by   lmcnurse84
    Congrats on getting your externship. I was an MA and had to do the same thing. I do not have experiance in an opthamologist office but the first few days you just observe. and I got stuck doing the filing and other not fun jobs like that. Other than that have fun..and good luck