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Interested in the medical field? Apply to join the UCLA Medical Center Care Extenders Medical Inter...

Care Extender Internship Program at UCLA Health

September 18th, 2013

Interested in the medical field? Apply to join the UCLA Medical Center Care Extenders Medical Internship Program today.

The Care Extender Program provides opportunities for volunteers to experience health care from a clinical perspective through patient contact and volunteer involvement. Care Extenders are trained to assist Medical Center staff, who, in turn, are able to share their personal experiences with their volunteers.

Time spent in the program proves invaluable because it provides each Care Extender with “in-the-trenches” experience in a real hospital setting. Care Extenders are respected as professional members of a patient care team. As a result, they gain an insiders’ understanding of the operations of the hospital- an experience which helps them determine their specific course for future studies.

Below are the steps to becoming a Care Extender:

-To qualify, you must be 18 years or older, currently attend college or already have a degree.

-Attend a mandatory orientation/application session (by reservation only) and submit the complete application at the end of that session

-If selected, attend an interview session.

-Upon acceptance into the program (requires one year commitment), you must attend a mandatory training session. You will also need to get CPR certified by the American Heart Association, complete a 2-step TB test, and have proof of MMR vaccination and Varicella vaccination (or proof of history of chicken pox).


Monday, September 30th: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesday, October 2nd: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Thursday, October 3rd: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, October 5th: 9:00am-11:00am

Sunday, October 6th: 9:00am-11:00am

To sign up for one of the sessions, please click and follow directions on this link:

Orientations will be held in the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, in the Tankin Auditorium. You should bring a pen to the orientation so that you may complete the application, and you may use your resume for as a reference – resumes will not be collected. Dress is casual.

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