Medical internships are typically a full-time practicum experience, consisting of 5 day-per-week placements for 14 weeks. Internship sites are located in facilities throughout Illinois and other states. Some sites at which previous students have been placed are as close as Mattoon, Ill., and as far away as Germany, Nevada, Colorado, and Connecticut. Students indicate their preference in the location of the internship. The medical internship coordinator discusses internship experiences that past students may have had at facilities in the preferred location and establishes necessary contracts with the internship site. Internship is taken credit/no credit for 12 semester hours (3 semester hours applicable to the degree). Prerequisites: acceptance by the internship site; completion of all CDS graduate coursework except CDS 5970 and CDS 5890 and a grade of B or better in at least six semester hours of CDS 5900, 5910, 5920 or permission of the department chairperson.