The Maternal and Child Health Pipeline Training Program (or MCH Train-A-Bull) is a new exciting program at USF!
Funded by a grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s (MCHB) Division of Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development (DMCHWD), located in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the program aims to recruit, mentor, train, guide and support undergraduate students who seek graduate training in a variety of health-related fields.
Each year, 12 undergraduate students across USF are selected into this competitive program to complete a specially designed two-year curriculum. The goal of this program is to contribute to a trained, diverse workforce who is competent and passionate in improving health and reducing health disparities, ultimately combating the pervasive MCH challenges encountered in Florida and the U.S.
The MCH Pipeline program is open to students from all majors who are interested in health-related graduate programs. The MCH Pipeline will help prepare students for their respective programs of interest and give opportunities to learn more about health professions related to MCH.
MCH is a broad field with interests in the health of mothers, children and their families, including fathers and children with special health care needs. The Maternal and Child Health workforce covers very wide areas of expertise, including medicine, nutrition, social work, nursing, physician assistant, pediatric dentistry, pharmacy, psychology, health education, pediatric occupation/physical therapy, and speech language pathology.
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