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Dr. Bastuba Welcomes Applicants for a Two-Week Externship Program

Posted on June 14, 2016 in Male Fertility Specialists (MFS), Dr. Bastuba

Starting this month, Dr. Bastuba of the Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists (MFS) is offering a special externship program for students and sales representatives. After experiencing an influx of inquiries about programs that allowed for shadowing our laboratory and Dr. Bastuba, MFS decided to formalize mentoring by starting this new externship program.

Contact MFS to learn about how you can apply for our externship program today!

The Male Fertility & Sexual Medicine Specialists externship program has many exciting features and benefits, including:

• Candidates will be exposed to all aspects of operations at MFS and at our partner, the (link: text: Fertility Center of California (FCC]).
• As part of the program, candidates will be asked to create a short white paper that researches or provides in-depth feedback on a specific area of interest that involves FCC/MFS services or products. It will include a presentation to Dr. Bastuba on the last day of the program.
• The program will run for two consecutive weeks in our office located at 6699 Alvarado Road Suite 2208, San Diego, Calif.
• Each day will start at 8 a.m. and finish at 3:30 p.m. (some flexibility is possible).

During the externship, candidates will be able to attend new patient and established patient visits with our practitioners, see phlebotomy, intra-uterine inseminations (artificial inseminations), testicular fine need biopsy (TFNA), testicular epididymis sperm extraction (TESE), as well as vasectomies and vasectomy reversals, depending on patient appointments and consent. Our goal is to expose each candidate to the world of urology with a concentration on male reproductive needs.

An example of a typical day’s schedule can be viewed below:

Day 1 08:00 Welcome, facility tour and introduction to staff
Expectations over 14 days --- do’s and don’ts
Organizational chart
Basic overview of what Dr. Bastuba does for a living
10:00 Phones and Scheduling
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Medical Records – create and prepare
14:30 Discussion of white paper
Day 2 08:00 Fertility discussion
10:00 Surgical Scheduling
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Sterility Control
13:30 Research time for paper
Day 3 08:00 Discussion on long term storage
10:00 Cindy for rest of day – break for lunch when she does
Day 4 08:00 FCC billing for LTS
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Sperm Tank QA/QC
14:30 Donor Bank Discussions
Day 5 08:00 Discussion on Andrology Services
10:00 Shadow Lab staff rest of day and break when they do
Day 6 08:00 Shadow Lab staff and break when they do
10:00 MFS billing / verification / aging
Day 7 08:00 Review of Dr. Bastuba activities
10:00 Follow MA
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Research time for white paper presentation
Day 8 09:00 Shadow Dr. Bastuba when possible otherwise with MA
Day 9 08:00 Lab – work with research sperm doing CSA for day and paperwork, freeze and thaw tissues – break when lab breaks
Day 10 08:00 Databases
09:00 Marketing / Social Media / Web Sites
11:00 Prep for presentation
12:00 Lunch
13:00 White paper presentation to Dr. Bastuba
14:00 Exit Interview and Certification

Contact MFS to learn about how you can apply for our externship program today!

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