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"A planned, supervised and evaluated practice experience is an essential component of a public health professional degree program."

Source: The Council on Education for Public Health, the accrediting body for schools of public health.

Student News
MCHSO spring symposium highlighted family planning, preconception health
Mary Kay Moose, keynote speakerThe Maternal and Child Health Student Organization at the USF College of Public Health presented its sixth annual spring symposium in the Sam Bell III Auditorium on March 20.  The topic was family planning.  A two-hour meet-and-greet with the speakers at the WELL set the stage the previous evening. Seven speakers were featured at this […]
Honors College student presents at Interprofessional Health Care Summit
42015 interprofessional ed conf savannahNiharika Yerrapragada, a pre-med major in the USF Honors College, had an intriguing idea.  What if a course could be offered that exposed students like her to what health care is really all about? Dr. Stuart Silverman, dean of the Honors College, had an equally good idea:  He suggested she approach Donna Petersen, dean of […]
Rep. Castor and Sam Bell visit students ready to help solve world’s pressing public health problems
Students represented the colleges’ diverse areas of study, from community and family health, global health and prevention research to public health practice and policy.  The congresswoman was joined by COPH founder Sam Bell who, as a member  of the Florida House of Representatives, was instrumental in pushing legislation that created the state’s first accredited public health college in 1984.  They met with COPH Dean Donna Petersen, ScD, and students representing colleges’ diverse areas of study, from community and […]
Spring break is a call to service for these COPH grad students
Jessica Castro checking vital signs at the clinic.The International Health Service Collaborative is an interdisciplinary group of medical, pharmacy, physical therapy and public health students.  The USF on-campus organization orchestrates an annual spring break trip to Panama.  The spring 2015 contingent was made up of about 20 participants, including two faculty members. The group gathered at Tampa International Airport at 4 a.m. […]