Community Based Internships (CBI) Program

The Community Based Internships (CBI) program is a clinical training program operating in private and public clinics not affiliated with or owned by Parker University. The CBI experience occurs in the student’s final trimester, before graduation, and lasts approximately 15 weeks. The program is designed to reinforce and strengthen knowledge and skills learned in a student’s academic and clinical education.

CBI programs include:

  • a multitude of Practice Based Internship (PBI) (individual private practices) locations, both within Texas and across the U.S.
  • several U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals and clinics
  • one U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) location (Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA)
  • the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (CCF) (a prestigious nonprofit academic medical center)
  • three International rotation sites (Canada, Jamaica, and Spain)

The purpose of Parker University’s CBI program is to:

  • provide students with a variety of training sites to expand their clinical competencies and experiences
  • help build their confidence levels
  • prepare them to be industry-ready upon graduation

Doctors in all CBI programs are credentialed as Parker University Extension Faculty. Before participation, CBI doctors are thoroughly vetted and subsequently trained to properly and skillfully mentor Parker University students. Additionally, their documentation efforts are audited to ensure participating students continue to perform and learn the highest level of medical documentation standards.

Above, you will find an interactive map that shows all the CBI locations available during the student’s final trimester. Just click on any location pin, and you will be able to see pictures and read more about our CBI doctors and their practice profiles. For more information, contact CBI Director Dr. Greg Page at


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