The Online Difference

Experiential Learning

Each MCPHS online program offers clinical and non-clinical experiences that include rotations, internships, field placements, research projects, and more, both in the U.S. and around the globe. This real-world learning is immediately actionable and can be applied in the student's workplace. For example, as part of their program, students often complete a capstone project specific to their current company and full-time role.

Recent examples include:

  • A project to reduce central line infections in a surgical intensive care unit through the utilization of the IHI central line bundle resulting in the reduction of the potential harm and costs associated with an intensive care stay for surgical patients.
  • A global comparative healthcare seminar in London, England, U.K. explores contemporary issues in healthcare delivery, health policy, and business in U.K. hospitals and completes a comparative analysis of the U.S. health system versus the U.K.’s National Health Service.
  • A project to increase high-fidelity communication with emergency medical personnel transporting trauma victims to the emergency room resulting in the transfer, translation, and effective communication of actionable information to the entire care delivery team.
  • Clinical shadowing and observations at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, where one of the highlights is a visit to the OPAL reactor, one of eight worldwide locations that produce medical isotopes.

Support and Resources

All online students have complete access to all University services, including:

Online students are encouraged to visit any of the three physical campuses for studying, events, and services. Some programs require brief on-campus residencies, which allow students to engage with their peers and program faculty.

The Network Effect

MCPHS online students can take advantage of multiple networking opportunities. Students can tap into the global network of 32,000+ MCPHS alumni living worldwide. Additionally, the professional practice networks that graduates enter after completing their program can help boost their career trajectory.