Hands-on experience in health care

A signature feature of the Center for Global Health is its well-established health care externship program. Each semester, students who are interested in pre-health have numerous volunteer and job shadowing opportunities in nearby medical and clinical settings. Placements can be personalized to best suit your interests and career discernment.

Row of health care workers in scrubs and masks

Health care externship partners

Our health externship partners in the Richmond and Wayne County, IN area include the following:

Independent practices

  • Animal Care Alliance: Veterinary
  • Cutting Edge: Physical therapy
  • Eye Center of Richmond
  • Runnels Chiropractic
  • University Dermatology Center
  • Veritas Healing: Acupuncture
  • Well Care Community Health: Clinical, medical and dental
  • William Rheuble, M.D.

Medical and non-physician settings

  • Reid Health (Richmond)

State and county sites

  • Richmond State Hospital: Mental health and pharmacy
  • Wayne County Health Department: Environment

Community medicine

Through this exciting new program, Earlham students receive not only in-depth training in patient care but also the opportunity to become certified health coaches. Community Medicine is the result of an expanded partnership between the Center for Global Health and Reid Health in Richmond, IN.

Eligible students begin with a seminar course led by Reid physicians and Earlham faculty, exploring topics ranging from nutrition to chronic illnesses to compliance. During a subsequent two-semester practicum, students work with chronically ill patients in their homes on weekly rotations to promote wellness.

This is a win-win-win for Earlham students, Reid Health, and the Wayne County area. Our students will receive additional training and experience while building relationships with our neighbors. The community will benefit from energetic, well-trained students who will serve and engage with citizens to improve health outcomes.”

– Peter Blair, Director of the CGH

We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.
We continue to monitor the effects of an industrial fire 1.1 miles from campus.