MIRM 148   Medical Coding Internship* (1 Hour)

Prerequisites or corequisites: MIRM 146 and department approval.

This internship provides students with real-world coding experience in a healthcare facility. Students will shadow professional coders, as well as practice coding for a 40-hour work week. This internship also introduces students to various departments and professionals whose job functions relate to the work of medical coders through tours and interviews in the healthcare facility, with approximately 8 hours spent in this capacity. Students will prepare a daily journal describing their internship experiences. This internship includes 48 hours of internship responsibilities. A background check will be conducted on each student for internship placement purposes. Some healthcare facilities may require TB skin tests and/or drug screens for interns.