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IDEA Initiative hosts new practicum & internship opportunities for JHSPH master's students

Access to Medicines Practicum & Internship Cluster

November 16, 2017

The IDEA (Innovation + Design Enabling Access) Initiative has developed a cluster of practicums and internships centered around the theme of Access to Medicines for master's students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. These practicum projects and internships are an opportunity for Bloomberg School students to learn from and network with the other students in the cluster as well as our partners in the various organizations hosting student projects. The practicum & internship cluster on Access to Medicines covers topics ranging from drug pricing to antibiotic resistance. Comprised of projects housed in a network of organizations, this cluster will allow students to gain valuable work experience while seeing how their individual project fits within a network of initiatives that together work to improve access to medicines. Students participating in this cluster will have the opportunity to meet regularly with the other students and learn from each of the inspiring preceptors through regular discussion sessions, lunches and seminars. In addition to their project specific responsibilities, students will participate in monthly cluster-related activities with the other students in the cluster and with onsite or remote participation by each of the partner organization preceptors. Anthony D. So, MD, MPA will be the JHSPH faculty member overseeing the cluster and acting as secondary preceptor for the projects. We are aiming for about 5 related activities, for a total of 5-8 hours over the course of the practicum/internship experience, which, in the case of the practicum, will count towards the required hours for completion.

Available opportunities | Application deadline: December 15, 2017

(To learn more about the projects and apply, visit the JHSPH Practicum Opportunity Site​ and search "Access to Medicines.")

To learn more about the projects and apply, visit the Practicum Opportunity Site​ and search "Access to Medicines."

The IDEA Initiative was launched in 2016 by Anthony D. So, MD, MPA, a professor of the practice in International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The IDEA Initiative fosters innovation and the design of new technologies for greater health access and impact through a combination of research, policy work and training. It also collaborates with a variety of initiatives across the Johns Hopkins University and beyond. These include the Johns Hopkins Alliance for a Healthier World and ReAct - Action on Antibiotic Resistance.