Public Health Summer Immersion Program

August 14-16, 2017 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Improving water quality in Flint, Michigan. Stopping the spread of the Zika virus in South America. Developing violence prevention policies to address gun violence in Chicago, Illinois.

Public health professionals tackle the world’s most pressing health challenges every day. They have their finger on the pulse of today’s local, national, and global health problems and they work to anticipate and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow.

They are passionate about helping people – and they know that one of the best ways to instill positive change is through public health, which can reach hundreds, thousands, or even millions of people at one time.

And through our Public Health Summer Immersion program, you will get a front row seat to this dynamic field.

This three-day program is designed for high school rising juniors and seniors with an interest in health sciences and a passion for learning.

Application Requirements

  • Official high school transcript, mailed directly from your guidance counselor
  • Completed application
  • Application deadline: July 1, 2017*

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*The fee for the 3-day summer immersion program is $150. This fee is payable at the time of admission and is non-refundable. Space is limited so admitted students are encouraged to submit the program fee as soon as possible.

During Public Health Summer Immersion, you will:

  • Network with public health leaders, including faculty and alumni of our public health program
  • Build your resume with hands-on experience
  • Hear from dynamic guest speakers
  • Learn from engaging professional experts and tackle challenging group work
  • Gain valuable insight into the admission process and learn how to strengthen your application at a reception hosted by our Admission Office
  • Earn a certificate of completion

You will attend a variety of sessions designed to give an immersive look at the field of Public Health. Our topics will include:

  • Introduction to Epidemiology: Discover the hallmark science of public health and the characteristics that predispose certain individuals to contracting disease.
  • Introduction to Global Health: Learn about the groundbreaking global research being done to reduce mortality and increase productivity.
  • Contact Tracing and Mapping an Outbreak of Infectious Disease: Discover how experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stop the spread of disease in our communities.
  • Healthcare Organization and Policy: Learn about the laws that protect populations and how to effectively lobby legislators regarding healthcare concerns that are important to you.
  • Public Health Biology Laboratory: Study culturing and growing bacteria to confirm the presence of biological contaminants

Questions? Email or call 617.879.5964.

The Public Health Summer Immersion Program is held on our MCPHS–Boston Campus, located at 179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115. There are no overnight accommodations.


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