Idaho Falls Employment Health Clinic (IFEHC), PLLC and Lookout Credit Union would like to give a few highly competitive pre-health professional school applicants in the region an opportunity to stand out. IFEHC believes it can do this by providing a PAID (at $20.00/hr) 40-50 hour, 6 week internship that provides a high level of mentorship as well as career counseling. This opportunity includes ten (10) hours of OSHA training, five (5) hours of HIPAA training, didactics, and potentially opportunities to observe patient encounters and do a special project. Upon successful completion of the requirements, IFEHC expects to certify that interns completed 40-50 hours of shadowing a medical doctor (M.D.). This opportunity is intended is only intended for applicants who have made up their minds they want to go to professional school. Applicants should be individuals who are ready to produce a competitive application for their intended professional schools and have exhausted all the opportunities already available to them.
Disclaimer: IFEHC allows aspiring healthcare providers opportunity to fulfill requirements for professional school applications. Applicants are responsible for reviewing position description and making sure that the opportunities available fulfill applicable requirements. This is not a degree, training, or even certificate program.
First, this opportunity fulfills the requirements of many professional schools (certainly most medical schools) to "shadow" physicians for a minimum number of hours.
Second, IFEHC is in a position to provide some of the best available career counseling to help our interns produce their most competitive professional school applications possible.
Best of all, IFEHC pays individuals who satisfactorily meet with the job requirements and fulfill their job descriptions to learn! This is the only paid pre-health internship in the region of which IFEHC is aware.
See contract for terms and conditions. IFEHC takes pride of the working conditions it provides its employees and strives to maintain its local reputation for being an ethical and equal opportunity employer.
Any aspiring healthcare professional permanent resident in the non-Coastal West whose requirements for professional school this opportunity would fulfill is eligible. This includes aspiring allopaths (M.D.), osteopaths (D.O.), nurses (R.N. or L.P.N.), nurse practitioners (N.P.), physician assistants (P.A.), and chiropractors (D.C.). However, individuals aspiring to degrees other than allopathic medicine (M.D.) are responsible for making sure that completion of this internship will fulfill requirements for their intended professional schools. The following 17 states are non-Coastal Western states: Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota.
Applicants must have earned a minimum of 48 credit hours at an accredited undergraduate institution (or equivalents such as Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate) prior to submitting the application and remaining in good standing at all academic institutions during the application process and throughout the duration of the internship and evidence of aspiring towards a healthcare field. Must have a current grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.50 and a science GPA of at least 3.25. Applicants are NOT required to take applicable examinations, but they MUST report results of any applicable examinations.
As a clinic, IFEHC has a moral as well as legal responsibility to do its due diligence to provide its personnel and patients a safe and secure environment. Thus; all applicants must be willing to submit to a post-offer Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)-compliant background check, to be administered by legal counsel. All applicants must currently be in good standing legally (i.e., criminal record). Applicants should have a clean criminal record for the past five (5) years or longer. Expunged actions will not be held against applicants. Since this information will only be determined AFTER an offer is made, IFEHC reserves the right to rescind an offer should it determine that an applicant does not pass a background check and cannot provide appropriate supporting documentation. Interns are expected to update IFEHC of any pertinent changes to their academic or criminal histories. Adverse changes to either, including failure to report them, is grounds for immediate termination. For the safety of all personnel, OSHA training must be satisfactorily completed. For the security of patient data, HIPAA training must be satisfactorily completed.
Due efforts to comply with applicable Federal and state laws regarding discrimination in employment, IFEHC regrets that it will NOT make any exceptions for applicants who do NOT meet with the stated requirements.
Applicants must submit materials listed in the checklist (see next section) before the due date. Materials may be submitted individually. The number of spots available (including whether any offers are made) is within the discretion of IFEHC's Medical Director. A certain number of interviews (to be determined) will be offered to candidates who are considered very competitive for their respective intended professional schools. Interviews will be conducted by the Medical Director. As indicated elsewhere, all offers are contingent on remaining in good standing with one's academic institution and maintaining a clean criminal record. See the next section (How to Apply) for details.
Learn about the policies governing the Paid Internship by visiting the Policies tab. Specifically; familiarize yourself with the general contract, the universal position description, the specific position description, and the syllabus.
There is NO longer an application fee. IFEHC hopes that contributions from the community will be able to fund the program.
It is possible and even likely that, in the process of updating information on the Paid Internship, IFEHC's Medical Director will not have the opportunity to update all materials at the same rate. If there is a conflict, the information on this page supercedes all other material. You are advised to take screen shots of the material in question. Please draw any conflicting information to the attention of the Medical Director (info@IFEHC.com).
This program depends on outside sources to remain sustainable. If you are not planning to apply for the program and are not immediately related to someone who is, please donate.
Idaho Falls Employment Health Clinic (IFEHC)
2539 Channing Way Ste 260, Idaho Falls, ID 83404-7558 in Idaho Falls Medical District
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