Our extracurricular experiences will help broaden your knowledge and understanding of the world around you. Junior Journeys, internships, shadowing and research.
Students find many opportunities in and around the city of Lakeland, as well as across the country and even internationally to gain experience. One of our most popular venues is Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine (LVIM), a facility only 10 minutes from campus that allows students to experience firsthand many aspects of providing health care to the working uninsured in Polk County. Our local hospital, Lakeland Regional Medical Center, and several large health care clinics (including the Watson Clinic and the Clark and Daughtrey Medical Group) as well as local physicians have provided excellent experiences for our students. Outside of Florida, students have interned at one of the premier joint replacement practices in the country, Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc. in Ohio, Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic in Texas, and have traveled overseas on medical mission trips to places such as Costa Rica and Africa. And our students have been trained as Medical Scribes in emergency rooms, allowing them to be with the physician and patient at all times.