In addition to completing the requisite coursework, students must gain practical experience in the application of the principles and methods learned through a practicum. Ideally, students will complete their practicums abroad. The Department has many field sites across the world where students are often placed. Faculty and staff also help students find opportunities with other global health organizations.
Typical practicum experiences include working in health programs directly serving disadvantaged populations in low- and middle-income countries. Examples of places where our students have completed their practicum include UNICEF, UNAIDS, USAID, WHO, PAHO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children, and through various Johns Hopkins-affiliated institutes.
Clinton Health Access Initiative
National HIV/AIDS response, Vietnam
Marie Stopes International
Assessing clinic attendance and client satisfaction
Health industries management consulting
Knowledge management implementation research unit
Evaluation of a community participatory program for TB case detections and treatment support