Managing risk: Externs and volunteers in practice

Student externships and volunteer roles provide crucial hands-on experience for participants. Learn how to keep people, patients, and your practice safe while providing these important opportunities. Join the AVMA Trust for a discussion of risk-management considerations and ways you can protect your practice in the event that a student extern or volunteer is injured. 

This webinar was developed in partnership with the AVMA Trust.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Best practices for risk management when hosting student externs or volunteers
  • Keeping everyone safe while providing clinical experiences for students
  • How to respond in the event a student or volunteer is injured

Dr. Linda Ellis is the director of Trust veterinarians for the AVMA Trust. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991 and practiced companion animal medicine and surgery for 14 years. In 2005, she joined the AVMA Professional Liability Insurance Trust, where she reviews malpractice claims, discusses potential claim situations with veterinarians, and visits veterinary colleges to speak with the students. She also presents at local, state, regional, and national veterinary conferences, helping veterinarians avoid malpractice and board complaints, and discussing professional, business, and personal coverages that veterinarians need to protect themselves and their practices.