EPA Internship Opportunities

Emerson Practice Associates (EPA), has multiple “hands-on” clinical and administrative positions available within the multi-specialty medical practice. These opportunities provide students the experience to grow within a dynamic and ever changing healthcare industry. Many applicants aspire and have goals of becoming a clinician or a healthcare administrator. All majors are welcome to apply. Common majors are from the sciences, including biology, pre-med, exercise physiology, health-related and business.

Medical Assistant (School year only)
Opportunity for hands-on clinical training within a medical practice.

  • Rooming patients, which includes performing vitals and medication list review
  • Working as a team with a physician and/or advanced practice provider
  • In-office procedure assistance
  • Extensive daily interactions with providers
  • Obtaining medication/testing prior authorization
  • Triaging clinical questions to providers as appropriate
  • Medical record uploading within the electronic medical record (EMR)
  • Answering patient phone calls
  • COVID-19 screening via phone

Clinical Office Coordinator (Year round)
Engage in front-end patient experience and revenue cycle processes, and gain further knowledge on clinic flow.

  • Serving as a customer service ambassador for the practice
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Verifying insurance eligibility and referral status
  • Patient intake, which includes demographic verification and copay collection
  • Billing collection log completion and submission
  • Scheduling further procedures, i.e. injections, endoscopies, surgeries (dependent on specialty)
  • Answering patient phone calls
  • COVID-19 screening via phone

Medical Assistant/Clinical Office Coordinator (Year Round)
Hybrid position that provides both clinical and administrative experience. Ideal for learning about healthcare operations, while gaining hands on clinical experience.

  • All above functions at varying degrees, dependent upon practice and day-to-day schedule
  • Flexibility and variability in daily tasks
  • Key in helping future clinicians gain understanding of financial and operational processes that patients and non-clinical staff manage in seeking and helping to deliver care, respectively
  • Opportunity to develop EMR knowledge and skills prior to using more advanced clinical functions