The Glen Oaks College Externship Department provides students with externship sites, contacts at these sites, and liability insurance for the length of the externship. The externship sites are working clinics, skilled nursing facilities, pharmacies, home health agencies, etc. where students have a chance to learn their trade from professionals in real time, in real healthcare organizations. The department tracks the students’ progress over the course of the externship, including strict monitoring of hours spent on site, how students are processing the experience, and the relationship they establish with the externship site personnel. Evaluations of the externship site and the student are administered at the end of each such experience.