The Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) School of Rural Public Health hosted the 2013 Practicum Fair on February 8, 2013 as part of the MPH Career Development Series.
This event provides graduate students with the opportunity to meet with representatives from public health agencies and health care organizations throughout the state who will offer internships over the next year. Student will have the opportunity to network and build connections with individuals throughout the public health community.
This year there were 42 representatives from 26 organizations in attendance, including the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Office of the Inspector General. Additionally, we had the highest turnout to date with 75 students in attendance to meet with and discuss the nearly 56 practicum opportunities available.
This event is a joint effort by the Rural Public Health Student Association (RPHSA), The SRPH Office of Special Programs (OSP), Texas Public Health Training Center (TPHTC), and The SRPH Office of Student Affairs (OSA).