Student practicums in international health: Cervical cancer prevention in Nicaragua
Learning Areas:Advocacy for health and health education
Chronic disease management and prevention
Planning of health education strategies, interventions, and programs
Social and behavioral sciences
Discuss how the international practicum experience influences future career paths. Explore how the practicum experience compliments the skills acquired during the MPH studies. Articulate the cross-cultural and workplace challenges in a public health setting within a developing country. Develop an understanding of the range of international health practicum opportunities.
Keyword(s): Practice, International Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I completed an international practicum as a graduate student in Boston University's school of public health. The practicum consisted of an internship with the NGO Grounds for Health, which works to prevent cervical cancer. I am presenting as a member of the BUSPH Panel.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.