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Public Health Scholars Program
The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) is designed for undergraduate students to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health.
Together they represent the broad spectrum of public health practice. SPHSP grant funding was awarded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of Minority Health, and Health Equity (OMHHE).
Application Deadline: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST
Program Dates: May 26 – July 31, 2015
Duration: 10 weeks
Brief Description: The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is a 10-week summer training program for undergraduates in their junior and senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students. The program begins with a trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to introduce students to public health professionals working at the federal level. Throughout the summer, participants receive leadership training, orientation to the public health disciplines, and real world work experience. At the conclusion of the program, interns deliver an oral presentation and submit a final paper on a public health challenge or intervention.