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or ex·terne  (ĕk′stûrn′)
A person associated with but not officially residing in an institution, especially a nonresident physician on a hospital staff.

[Latin externus, external; see external.]

ex′tern·ship′ n.
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(Education) a form of work experience offered by educational institutions in which a student observes a professional in their place of work
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Students who participate can complete an externship in the geographic area where they plan to practice after graduation.
In an exclusive phone interview to Gulf News, Thomas shared his memories about Dubai where he was born and raised till he was 10 and where he came back to do an externship in 2010.
William Kessler is the director of a multi-disciplinary health and wellness centre, which also functions as a premier externship teaching facility.
When I interview interns or externs who apply for internship and externship programmes in my place of work, I start by asking them very simple questions.
Over several months, the companies have worked with Milford High teachers and administrators to develop the Manufacturing Exploration and Externship program.
But the Associated General Contractors' Oregon-Columbia chapter is trying to change that via its Educator Externship program.
Tribune News Network Doha The Department of Human Nutrition at the College of Health Sciences, Qatar University (QU), recently sent six of its female students to complete a student externship programme at Sultan Qaboos University's (SQU) College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences in Oman.
More than half of the candidates who complete a Northwell externship are ultimately hired as nurses, according to the healthcare system.
In addition, students gain real-world experience through an 120-hour externship, while engaging with peers and instructors through an online platform.
Local 139 of the International Union of Operating Engineers invited students throughout the state to its training center in Coloma for its third "externship" event.