Who is a good fit for the Public Health Scholars Program?
When you join the Public Health Scholars Program, you are joining a group of outstanding students who are passionate about making a difference. The rigorous course of study is designed for dedicated students who want to be engaged in numerous experiential-learning opportunities. Our graduates go on to make a positive impact on health locally, nationally, and globally.
What are the Public Health Scholars Program highlights?
- Live and learn in a residence hall–based community of scholars.
- Engage with the DC community—and your community abroad—through internships and service-learning activities.
- Study abroad with a small cohort.
- Participate in core courses offered exclusively for Public Health Scholars.
- Receive mentoring on academic and career goals by the program director and faculty mentoring in clinical, research, and/or community settings.
- Take part in year-round enrichment activities to enhance the program experience (guest speakers, dinners with faculty, group activities in DC).
- Enjoy a culture of open inquiry that values diversity and inclusion as core values.
- Participate in original research and scholarly writing with faculty in areas including epidemiology, global health, health equity, health policy, maternal and child health, nutrition, mental health, and health promotion.
- Benefit from peer-mentor program and program associate (PA) guidance.