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            What is a Practicum?
A practicum is an opportunity for graduate-level public health students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) to apply public health competencies in a real-world setting. A practicum is planned, supervised, evaluated, and carried out within a public health context. A practicum is coordinated between a preceptor in the field (a public health professional located at a community-based organization, local health department, non-profit, government agency, etc.), JHSPH, and a student. The practicum meets the needs of the participating organization or agency, while the student learns to apply public health skills and competencies. A practicum must have realistic expectations and objectives that can be delivered within a specific amount of time (typically on a part-time basis), and must focus on at least one of the core competencies for the public health workforce (MPH Practicum Learning Objectives). JHSPH will work with preceptors to determine if a particular practicum opportunity is appropriate. Questions may be directed to or 410-502-8952.

If you are interested in hosting a student, but would like to talk to someone from the Practicum Team about your project ideas before submitting an opportunity, please complete the following form and a member of the Practicum Team will respond to you shortly: Preceptor Interest Form.
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