Health Professions

Clinical Internship Program


The HWS Clinical Internship Program allows students to deepen their knowledge of health care and health care careers by working closely with outstanding professionals here in our community.  HWS has an affiliation agreement with Finger Lakes Health, the largest independent health care provider between Syracuse and Rochester, and we also possess good relationships with a number of other health care providers in Geneva and the surrounding communities.  These connections allow students to gain direct, first-hand experiences in clinical settings, experiences that are often difficult to secure.

The application process for an internship placement begins with attendance at the mandatory information meeting held at the start of every semester.  Students must be of sophomore standing or above to be eligible for a clinical placement, and there are gpa minimums for eligibility.  HIPPA training and a health screening are required for most placements, and students must commit to doing 50 hours on site during the semester of the internship.

Below is a list of potential internship opportunities.

Finger Lakes Health

  1. Geneva General Hospital:
    • Acute Care Nursing - Medical Surgical Units
    • Adult Day Health Center
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Care Management (Discharge Planning)
    • Cardiopulmonary Services
    • Community Services & Marketing
    • Diagnostic Imaging
    • Dialysis Unit - Outpatient & Inpatient
    • Emergency Department
    • Finance & Patient Accounts
    • Garnsey Rehabilitation Center (PT, OT & Speech Therapy)
    • Long Term Care
    • Pathology
    • In-house Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Purchasing
  2. Finger Lakes Surgery Center:
  3. State-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. Services include endoscopy, ophthalmology, podiatry, otolaryngology, orthopedics, urology and anesthesiology.

  4. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital - Penn Yan Campus
    • John D. Kelly Behavioral Health Center/Inpatient Mental Health
    • Inpatient Mental Health Unit
    • Emergency Medicine
  5. Finger Lakes Health Outpatient Clinics
    • Family Practice (MD, NP & PA)--Serve uninsured and underinsured population in the area. Locations in Waterloo, Dundee and Clyde
    • Gastroenterology
    • Occupational Medicine
  6. Health System Employed Practitioners
    • Hospitalists (MD, PA & NP)
    • Emergency Medicine (MD & nursing)
    • Anesthesia
    • Physician Assistants
    • Nurse Practitioners
  7. Geriatrics (At GGH & SSMH & Waterloo)
    • Living Center at Geneva North
    • Huntington Living Center
    • The Homestead
  8. Urgent Care (NP & MD team-based care)

Finger Lakes Medical P.C.

  • Family Medicine (MD & NP) - Penn Yan
  • Geriatrics
  • Internal Medicine (MD)
  • Nephrology (MD)
  • Orthopedics (MD)
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (MD)
  • Pulmonology (MD)
  • Urgent Care Services
  • Urology

LifeCare Family Practice, Seneca Falls

  • Family Practice (MD, NP, PA)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Lab and X-ray
  • Mammography & Bone Density

Rushville Health Center

  • Family Practice (MD & NP)
  • Dental Services

Finger Lakes Medical Associates

  • Internal Medicine (MD, PA & NP)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (MD)
  • Pediatrics (MD & NP)
  • Nephrology (MD)
  • Urology (MD)


  • Geneva General Surgical Associates
  • Tri-County Surgical - General Surgeon
  • Finger Lakes Bone & Joint Center (MD & PA)
  • Interlakes Orthopaedic Surgery (MD, PA & NP)


  • Michael Brady, DDS - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Ralph DeFelice, DDS, PC - Cosmetic and General Dentistry
  • Rodney Littlejohn, DDS, PC - Orthodontics
  • Lisa Mulkin, DDS – General, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry
  • Joseph Drexler, DDS, PC - Family and Cosmetic Dentistry (Seneca Falls)


  • Clark Eye Care
  • Empire Vision


  • Richard Stout, MD
  • Harold Ross, MD

Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Michael DeCicco, MD
  • Gregory Carnevale, MD

Physical Therapy

  • Finger Lakes Physical Therapy and Sports Care
  • Huson Physical Therapy
  • Prescription Physical Therapy


  • Finger Lakes Podiatry
  • Countryside Podiatry


  • Lakeshore Animal Hospital
  • Seneca Falls Animal Hospital
  • Geneva Veterinary Hospital
  • Phelps Veterinary Hospital
  • Eastview Veterinary Clinic


More Info

For more information about clinical internship opportunities, please contact:

Scott MacPhail
Health Professions Counselor
(315) 781-3514


The Health Professions Club is a student-run organization that may be of interest to students in the Health Professions Program.

For more information about this organization or to learn about starting your own medical-themed club, contact Kristen Tobey ( in the Office of Student Activities.



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