CSC Summer Internship Goals and Objectives

The two-week internship program is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to engage in a meaningful work and learning experience in the field of clinical skills as an Assistant Trainer in Dasman Clinical Skills Center. The program requires 40 hours of work, or approximately 4 hours a day, at the internship site (Clinical Skills Center) and completion of a reflective work under the supervision of the Clinical Instructor.

The goal of the internship program is to provide students with work experience in an actual professional setting aimed to expand their academic, professional, and personal learning. As a result of this invaluable learning experience, student will be able to:

  • Apply what is learned on their academic undertakings as a student.

  • Gain awareness of the professional expectations in today’s work environment, including the development of knowledge, skills and attitude needed to demonstrate professional behavior.
  • Gain clarity and understanding in their future career directions in the field of teaching and simulation.
  • Identify personal values and developmental needs as life-long learners.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • The student intern is responsible for developing learning objectives in consultation with the Clinical Instructor.
  • Arranging scheduled meeting dates with the Clinical Instructor and Clinical Skills Director.
  • Student will be expected to meet the reasonable work expectation along the course of the internship and towards the end, completion of the identified reflective work as agreed.
  • An intern will be supervised by the Clinical Instructor at the internship site during the two-week program.
  • The C.I. is expected to serve as a mentor and is responsible for orienting and training the intern in acquiring necessary knowledge, skills, attitude, as well as guiding and evaluating his/her work.
  • The C.I. agrees to commit time to discussing the intern’s work, providing background information and resources, providing coaching, feedback/ debriefing and opportunities for new learning.
  • The C.I. agrees to speak with the Clinical Director at least three times during the two-week course work to discuss the intern’s learning objectives, progress, performance, and any problems that may arise.
The Clinical Director is a counseling faculty member who structures the academic component of the internship by helping the intern complete the Internship Agreement Form, orient the student, providing guidance, feedback, encouraging reflection, and maintaining contact with the C.I. before, during, and after the Two-Week internship. The Clinical Director will be expected to submit the final assessment to the concerned body at the conclusion of the term.

Specific Competencies

1. Medical Knowledge (Course Content)

Interns must be able to demonstrate adequate preparation on scientific knowledge of the clinical contents of the courses and be able to transfer these knowledge during teaching and clinical skills simulation.
Interns will acquire requisite knowledge of the course contents.

Competencies Expected:

  • Interns must seek and locate resources useful to secure information (e.g. literature, available modules, electronic resources, discussions, etc.)
  • Interns will identify self-knowledge deficit and areas for improvement of the academic contents of the course.
  • Interns must implement strategies to improve knowledge based on self-assessment, and feedback.
  • Interns must transfer the acquired scientific knowledge of course contents in teaching and course simulation.

2. Outcome-Based Learning in Clinical Skills Teaching and Simulation

Interns will acquire and demonstrate requisite clinical skills and knowledge in clinical skills and simulation.
Interns will acquire knowledge necessary to delivery effective teaching skills and simulation.

Competencies Expected:

  • Interns will demonstrate knowledge used in structured approach to teaching.
  • Interns must describe the four-stage approach for skills teaching.
Interns will demonstrate skills necessary to deliver effective skills teaching and simulation, including facilitating discussion, delivering lectures and managing role-play and scenarios.

Competencies Expected:

  • Interns will apply the structured approach to teaching in lectures, discussion, skills teaching, role-play and scenarios.
  • Interns will apply the four-stage approach in teaching skills with the assistance of the C.I.

3. Professionalism

Interns will develop the knowledge, awareness, and attitude needed to demonstrate professional behavior.

Interns will demonstrate behavior that reflects the values and attitudes of a professional employee.

Competencies expected:

  • Interns will demonstrate honesty, personal responsibility and adherence to professional values.
  • Interns will conduct self in a professional manner in the clinical skills.
  • Interns will accept responsibility for own actions.
  • Interns will demonstrate concern for the welfare of others e.g. students and peers.
  • Interns will display a consolidation of professional identity as a student-trainer.
  • Interns will demonstrate timeliness to meetings, sessions, supervision, and other professional activities.

Interns will relate effectively and meaningfully in their professional relationships among students and colleagues.

Competencies Expected:

  • Interns will form and maintain effective relationships with students and colleagues within the working environment.
  • Interns will respectfully participate in multidisciplinary meetings.
  • Interns will demonstrate ability to negotiate differences and handle conflict effectively.
  • Interns will demonstrate ability to provide effective feedback to others.
  • Interns will communicate clearly using verbal, nonverbal and written skills in a professional context.
  • Interns will demonstrate flexibility and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team (director, coordinator, secretary, receptionist)

Interns will exhibit behavior and attitudes consistent with personal and professional self-awareness and self-reflection.

Competencies Expected:

  • Interns will demonstrate reflectivity during and after professional activities.
  • Interns will develop and articulate self-awareness in attitudes, values and beliefs towards others.
  • Interns will demonstrate accurate self-assessment of competence.
  • Interns will demonstrate ability to recognize limits of knowledge and skills.

Interns will demonstrate effective and appropriate use of supervision.

Competencies Expected:

  • Interns will be prepared for supervision by Clinical Instructor/Director.
  • Interns will demonstrate the ability to openly and non-defensively accept feedback with C.I/C.D.
  • Interns will openly discuss areas of strength and weakness with C.I./C.D.
  • Interns will integrate supervisory feedback to improve skills in teaching or assisting peers.
  • Interns will demonstrate commitment to growth and learning.

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Interns will develop and apply interpersonal and communication skills that is safe and effective.

Interns will acquire essential communication skills leading to better understanding and trust, and to share information effectively

Competencies expected:

  • Interns will demonstrate good usage of English language necessary to build trust, understanding, and knowledge sharing.
  • Intern will demonstrate appropriate usage of the different types of questioning and questions (close and open ended) to elicit pertinent information and to engage students in discussion.
  • Interns will demonstrate proper usage of non-verbal communication techniques to gain better understanding, clarify thoughts and validate verbal messages of students and peers.
  • Interns will apply the communication skills to engage in structured debriefing, evaluation, and open discussion with students as appropriate.

Intern Assessment

An intern will be evaluated based on these two assessment methods.

  1. Formative Assessment/Continuous Assessment- competency checklists (medical knowledge, outcome-based learning in clinical skills and simulation, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism), and daily reflective log.
  1. Summative Assessment

An intern is expected to submit a 1000-1200 word Reflective Essay on his/her learning achievements in relation to the two-week internship program. Student must critique the practical applications of this program to his professional and personal life and how this program has impacted his real life role as a student. Be able to explain the strengths and weaknesses of this program and suggest future action plan for the program.

  • The written output should have a formal academic structure that includes introduction, main body, and conclusion.
  • Minimum of five references should be included.