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Clinical experiences

As a social work intern, you:

  • Conduct psychosocial assessments and clinical interventions that include psychosocial diagnosis, treatment and follow-up
  • Participate in patient care management and discharge planning
  • Make referrals to community resources
  • Provide patient and family education
  • Coordinate support groups

You are assigned a field instructor who is a staff member with two or more years of clinical experience. Your field instructor supervises your clinical assignments. A master's-level social worker coordinates the internship and supervises the field instructors and students. The coordinator also is the liaison to Arizona State University.

Didactic experiences

During the Social Work Internship, you participate in:

  • Patient care rounds
  • Multidisciplinary patient care team conferences
  • Staff and committee meetings
  • Program and policy development and implementation
  • Weekly seminars with the senior social work staff

Grading or evaluation

Mayo School of Health Sciences evaluation for this internship consists of meeting with your university's practicum liaison to complete the university's formal evaluation process.

Curriculum enhancements

Mayo School of Health Sciences is committed to developing and maintaining the best education programs. The curriculum and other aspects of this program are assessed constantly and changed as necessary to ensure the highest quality training.

  • Jan 13, 2016
  • ART125950