Drury University strongly recommends that students spend time in a clinical setting as early as possible. The experience that the student gains will give a better understanding of the medical profession to show that the student has prior knowledge of future clinical expectations. A Drury University student has the advantage of contacts with local hospitals and a pre-established internship with the Mercy Burn and Trauma Unit. Outside of prearranged internships through Drury, there are many other ways to gain valuable experience. Previous internships have included St. John’s (Mercy) Health System - Emergency Room, Greene County Medical Examiner’s Office, and Thomas Quinn, DDS.