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Fourth-year DMD students at Penn Dental Medicine put their growing skills and knowledge to work through a two-week hospital externship, designed to teach the basic principles of medicine and surgery as they relate to dental practice.

This required externship supplements students’ knowledge of oral surgery, anesthesia, oral medicine, operating room technique, and pre- and post-operative care. In addition, it broadens clinical and communication skills as students interact and collaborate with hospital staff and take part in conferences, seminars, and hospital rounds. Externship requirements can be fulfilled at a hospital affiliated with Penn or at a variety of approved sites across the country and around the world. Designed to engage students in the global arena of oral health, the international externships expand students’ perspective of dental education and oral health care delivery in different cultures.

U.S. Externships Sites *

Abington Memorial Hospital Abington, PA
Albert Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, PA
Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (I.H.S.) Cherokee, NC
Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center New York, NY
East Carolina University Greenville, NC
Ellis Hospital Schenectady, NY
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA
Lehigh Valley Health Network Allentown, PA
Lutheran Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn, NY
Miami Children’s Hospital Miami, FL
Montefiore Medical Center Bronx, NY
Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine Philadelphia, PA
Presbyterian Hospital Philadelphia, PA
Rochester General Hospital Rochester, NY
Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital (I.H.S.) Barrow, AK
Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (I.H.S.) Sitka, AK
St. Christopher’s Hospital Children Philadelphia, PA
St. Peters Health Care Services Albany, NY
University of Florida College of Dentistry Gainesville, FL
University of Kentucky – Chandler Medical Center Lexington, KY
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Los Angeles, CA
VA Maryland Healthcare System Baltimore, MD
VA New York Harbor Healthcare System Brooklyn, NY
VA Medical Center Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
VA Medical Center Wilkes Barre Wilkes-Barre, PA
West Jersey Health System Camden, NJ
York Hospital York, PA
Yukon-Kuskokwin Health Corporation (I.H.S.) Bethel, AK