The facility gains a wonderful opportunity to observe the extern as a potential fit for an entry level position. Typically within the first two to three weeks the facility can determine the extern's work habits and ethics, motivation levels, communication styles and their ability to adapt and progress in the field.
As soon as two weeks, the extern can begin to provide valuable assistance to the facility by performing coding tasks while they continue to learn more each day. The value of the extern becomes clearly apparent to the facility when the rest of the unit begins to experience relief from what can be overwhelming workloads. In any other new hire circumstance the facility does not have the advantage of "trying out the employee" before permanently hiring the person. Typically facilities hire a new position and pay them for 30-90 days to be trained on systems and processes. Overall having an extern through this program saves the facility money and promotes loyal dedicated employees.