Telehealth Student Practicum
The Telehealth Student Practicum is a 40-hour program for students to gain understanding of telehealth and the use of technology in the healthcare industry through education and shadowing experiences. This program allows students to explore the crossover between technology and healthcare, while seeing how telehealth strongly supports rural health.
During the program, students’ participation will include:
12 hours – Online Education
Core Concepts in Telehealth certificate
Health Informatics training modules
Telehealth training modules
Cyber security modules
28 hours – Shadowing Experience
8-hour Day in Sioux Falls at Telehealth hub sites
20-Hour Placement in a rural health facility
Sheila Monnier, Internship & Outreach Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org | 605.715.5157
Must be at least 16 years in age
Must have reliable transportation
Must comply with specific facility requirements
"I feel that this experience has very much helped me with my career goals. I say this because I was able to see the inner workings of telehealth and how it is used in healthcare. It was also very informative to see how technology in general has evolved in the last 20 years."
"I learned many behind the scenes things that otherwise I would have never known about when looking into a career in medical."
"This experience exposed me to the many different ways technology is used within healthcare. This will benefit me in the future as I will have basic knowledge of how the different systems work."
"I learned more patient communication which is super important in any health care. I also learned a lot of different jobs that all co-exist within Telehealth."