University of Washington School of Public Health
All students enrolled in the School's MPH program must complete a practicum field experience in an organization, agency, or community that provides planning or services relevant to public health.
The goal of the MPH practicum is to provide students the opportunity to use knowledge and skills acquired in the academic program in a practice agency or environment, under the direction of a supervisor in the agency different from their academic adviser or their job supervisor. The practicum also affords an opportunity to develop and apply certain competencies that tend to be better developed outside of the classroom. Examples include the development of leadership ability and group process skills, political awareness and communication skills, understanding of public and private financing mechanisms, and understanding organizational behavior.
For an idea of the kind of great work that our students are doing with their practicum projects check out our student profiles.
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MPH Practicum Program
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School of Public Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7230