FIELD STUDY EXCEPTIONS & WAIVERS

Application for Placements at Unaffiliated Community Health Field Study Sites

placementreqschThis application is for students who opt to independently establish field study placements at organizations outside the TUC Network of Community Health Field Study Placement Sites. Motivated students may receive approval for exceptions to conduct field study placements at unaffiliated field study sites (alternative public health agencies or organizations outside the existing TUC Network). Requests for these exceptions must be submitted through an application process which evaluates and determines whether unaffiliated sites and their proposed field study projects qualify for approval. Applications are considered on an individual basis and reviewed by the Program Director and Field Study Coordinator. CLICK HERE or see the MPH Student Field Study Handbook Appendix for the Approval Criteria and the button above for the Application.

Student-Initiated Placements at Affiliated Community Health Field Study Sites

placementreqs_affiliatedsites This application is for students who opt to independently establish field study placements at existing organizations who partner with TUC. Motivated students may receive approval for exceptions to conduct field study placements in new departments, divisions, or offices at existing affiliated Community Health field study placement sites under the supervision of new first-time preceptors. Requests for these exceptions must be submitted through an application process to be considered on an individual basis and reviewed by the Program Director and Field Study Coordinator. CLICK HERE or see the MPH Student Field Study Handbook Appendix for the Approval Criteria and the button above for the Application.

Application for Placements at Unaffiliated Global Health Field Study Sites

placementreqsgh Motivated students may receive approval for exceptions to conduct field study placements at unaffiliated field study sites (alternative public health agencies or organizations outside the existing TUC Network of Global Health Field Study Placement Sites). The prospective site must meet the Program’s criteria in order to be approved as a field study site. Further, TUC and the Public Health Program must also meet the criteria of the proposed site required for affiliation, partnership, and/or collaboration. Requests for these exceptions must be submitted through an application process. Applications are considered on an individual basis and reviewed by the Program Director and Global Health Track Chair, and/or Global Health Field Study Coordinator. CLICK HERE or see the MPH Student Field Study Handbook Appendix for the Approval Criteria and the button above for the Application.

Formal Requests to Apply Current Professional Public Health Employment to the Community Health Field Study

FormalRequest_ApplyCurrentPHEmploymentMPH students who are employed at public health practice agencies and organizations while enrolled in the Public Health Program may be permitted to apply professional paid public health employment to the Public Health Field Study. See more information and requirements by clicking the button above.

Paid Internships

FormalRequests_ApplyPaidInternshipsThe Public Health Program does not manage paid internships for students. Our network of field study placements sites currently offers non-paid field work experience for MPH students. Students who are interested in paid internships are strongly encouraged to seek out paid internships at public health practice agencies/organizations independently. Searching for paid internships is similar to a job search. The Program also encourages students to view information regarding paid internships at its Internships & Fellowships webpage. See more information and requirements by clicking the button above.

Field Study Waiver (Criterion I)

fieldstudywaiver_criterionIIndependent MPH students who can verify previous public health employment of three years of continuous, paid, public health employment prior to enrollment in the MPH program may be eligible for a waiver that would allow them to complete 30-40 field study hours per week over a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks.  (Clinical experience involving individual patient care or health facility administration is not considered relevant public health experience.) CLICK HERE or see the MPH Student Field Study Handbook Appendix for the Approval Criteria and the button above for the Application.

Field Study Waiver (Criterion II)

criterionII_fieldstudywaiverIndependent MPH students who have completed all MPH core and track-required courses and who can verify enrollment or matriculation in any non-TUC (outside of TUC) accredited four-year medical or pharmacy school, or Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program via transcripts, verification of admission and intent to enroll, or any other supporting documentation, may be eligible for a field study waiver that would allow them to complete 30-40 field study hours per week over a minimum of 6 consecutive weeks. See more information and requirements by clicking the button above.