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					PHPM 504
Internship/Fieldwork
Experience

         Orientation
             And
 Answers to Frequently Asked
          Questions
What is PHPM 504?
   Integrative experience in the MPH
    program.
   Worth 3- 6 credits
   Taken after completion of Epi 1 and
    Biostat 1 (or Spring Qtr statistics
    training for MD/MPH students)


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       What is the purpose?

   To provide an applied, integrative
    experience. Allows students to apply
    knowledge acquired in courses to field
    settings
   Opportunity to ―work‖ in a setting with
    possibility of future employment
   Chance to experience a new public health
    environment
   Opportunity to reflect on learning/career
    goals                                     3
     Who takes PHPM 504?
   All MPH students (no exceptions)
   If you have questions about application of
    experiences, contact the Director of the
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics track




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        What are the prerequisites?
   Complete at least Epi 1 and Biostat 1 or
    MD/MPH statistics training
   Complete a signed ―Internship Proposal‖
    form —1st steps in the process:
       Meet with your faculty advisor to discuss your
        interests and relevant sites for an Internship
        experience
       Attend the PHPM 504 Orientation and review
        the internship guidelines

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    What is involved in PHPM 504?

   Field-based applied experience
   Placement negotiated by you to meet your
    career and learning objectives
   Minimum of 3 credits = 1 day or 10 hrs per
    week over one quarter plus research and
    writing time (100 total hours)
   Or 6 credits = 1 day per week or 10 hrs/wk
    over two quarters plus research and writing
    time (200 total hours)
   Develop final product AND Internship report
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      How do I find an Internship?
   Information on program listservs
   Department website: http://www.ohsu.edu/public-
    health/education/mph/intern_sites.doc
   Suggestions from your faculty advisor or other
    faculty
   Your own contacts – develop your own idea!
   Conduct informational interviews
   A special project arrangement at the organization
    where you work (NOT your regular duties and job)
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How do I determine a relevant
Internship project?
   Something of interest to you
       AND
   Something of interest and relevance to the field
    site
   Work that integrates across the curriculum—
       MUST include data analysis (not just descriptive
        statistics)
   Can complete within timeframe available
   Must have relevant expertise/coursework
       For example, do not take on a project if you have not
        taken a course or do not have relevant expertise
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Where have students found
internships in the past?
   Oregon Public Health Division
   CDRC
   Multnomah County
   Washington County
   Providence Health System
   OHSU departments and clinical research
    center
   OMPRO
   Rotary International - eye information
   International contacts
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What is a preceptor?
   A preceptor is your site supervisor
   Preceptors provide guidance while you
    are at the site
   Preceptors may provide research
    expertise and/or data sources for a
    thesis
   Preceptors do not replace your program
    advisor

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     Can I get paid?
   Not expected/required
   May be negotiated between student and
    field supervisor
   Not a condition of establishing the
    experience
   University usually not involved in such
    arrangements

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What needs to be done?
1.   Meet with your faculty advisor
2.   Find a placement and site preceptor
3.   Negotiate project(s) and expectations
     with site preceptor; list learning
     objectives
4.   Complete all elements of the proposal
     in draft, email to faculty advisor, receive
     feedback, revise, and email track
     Director for review of draft.
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What needs to be done, cont.
5.   Sign and obtain signatures of
     preceptor and faculty advisor
6.   Submit revised proposal to track
     Director for approval
7.   Complete online registration


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What do I need to do if the data I am
analyzing might be used in my thesis
or get published?
   Obtain IRB approval!
       Your thesis advisor will probably need to
        be the Principal Investigator
       You can fill out the forms
            Use the online tutorial
            Complete the forms
            Ask your thesis advisor to complete the
             submission
   Take action before you touch the data!

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    Why is the learning contract
    (proposal) so important?
   Allows you to define a relevant learning
    experience
   Builds upon your own career, skills and
    graduate education
   Defines your expectations and those of the
    field supervisor/preceptor
   Protects you
   Basis for final reflection and evaluation

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      How do I write learning
      objectives?
   What will be different about you as a result of
    what you learn/do in the Internship experience?
      State in terms of new/enhanced knowledge,
       skills, competencies
   4-5 objectives that integrate across your
    courses completed to date
   Define tasks for each learning objective
   List in proposal form; see examples


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Writing learning objectives:
   Learning objectives should:
       Describe the performance of a major cognitive skill
        (knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis,
        synthesis, and/or evaluation). Students should
        pay particular attention to the latter three in
        developing their objectives.
       Begin with an action verb that matches the means
        of performance assessment.
       Describe the intended outcome or product, not the
        process.
       Be measurable.
       Address a single activity in each objective.
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            Translation of skills into
            objectives:
           Skill Areas                              Appropriate Verbs for Learning Objectives

Knowledge                arrange, categorize, define, organize, recall, reproduce,



Comprehension            classify, describe, discuss, explain, identify, indicate, locate, recognize, report, select, translate



Application              apply, choose, demonstrate, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, practice, schedule, solve, use,
                         write


Analysis                 analyze, appraise, calculate, compare, contrast, differentiate, distinguish, examine, question,
                         test


Synthesis                assemble, collate, create, design, develop, formulate, manage, organize, plan, prepare, propose,
                         write


Evaluation               appraise, assess, compare, defend, estimate, evaluate, measure, predict, select, synthesize




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    Sample learning objectives:
   Determine data necessary to assess and
    develop recommendations for program
   Attend staff meetings regarding outbreak
    investigations
   Develop tools and identify resources for
    implementation of final products.
   Analyze X data to look for patterns of X.
   Prepare a report on these results for the site.
    Demonstrate relevant subject/industry
    knowledge through including literature review
    as part of the agency report.
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  What are the final products?
1: Product of work completed
     Written documentation for organization including:
          Outcomes and accomplishments
          Processes and challenges
2: Reflective final report based upon the
  experience – use categories of report--includes
     New insights into work, career directions
     Thoughts about relevant coursework
     Thoughts on accomplishment of objectives
     Attach work product if desired
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What are the report components?
1.   Apply population-based concepts of
     epidemiology and risk determination to the
     assessment of health problems
2.   Apply evidence-based knowledge of health
     determinants to public health issues
3.   Apply and interpret a variety of statistical
     methods
4.   Identify ethical problems that arise

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 Report components, cont.
5.   Identify cultural dimensions of conducting
     research
6.   What specific lessons did you carry away
     from this experience regarding epidemiology
     or biostatistics and its application?
7.   What were the benefits for you and for the
     agency of this internship?
8.   Preceptor’s assessment and grade
     recommendation
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What can I do to make sure it is a
good experience?
   Clarify your objectives with the preceptor and
    your advisor
   Do what you say you are going to do in a
    timely manner
   Follow professional standards (HIPAA,
    Respect, dress, etc.) -- Act as if you were a
    job applicant!
   If you have any problems or questions,
    contact your advisor and/or the track
    Director.
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     How do I register for PHPM
     504?
   Complete all the pre-work for the proposal and
    obtain signatures
   Register online
   May register for 3-6 credits in one quarter, or 3
    credits each in 2 consecutive quarters
       Complete 1 registration (3-6 credits) or 2 registrations
        for 2 quarters (3 credits each)
       If you do not plan to complete in one quarter, specify
        separate objectives for each quarter so you do not
        need to take an Incomplete or do not register until the
        quarter in which you intend to finish. However, get
        your proposal approved in advance!
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    What are the deadlines?

   Must meet registration deadlines
   Must submit an acceptable proposal prior to the
    beginning of classes
   To receive a final grade, must submit all final
    reports in hard copy to the MPH Education office
    by the last day of finals week.




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Incompletes
   Incompletes will only be assigned if there are
    extenuating circumstances beyond your
    control (e.g., illness, death in the family, etc.).
   A petition for Incomplete must be completed
    and signed by the student and the track
    Director.
   Incompletes automatically become ―F’s‖ if not
    completed within one quarter.


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    How is the grade determined?
   Graded Pass/Fail:
     Pass: Satisfactory Internship report

      documenting work and products and
      thorough written reflection on:
           Accomplishment of learning objectives
           Insights about relevant previous coursework
           Preceptor’s recommended assessment of
            student’s progress
     Fail: if insufficient documentation
   Track Director will provide guidance if
    performance is insufficient
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     Who is the faculty member
     overseeing PHPM 504 and deciding
     the final grade?

   Katie Riley, Director of the Epidemiology
    and Biostatistics track, rileyk@ohsu.edu




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     Most important things to
     remember:
   Plan ahead to select placement
   Your first draft of the proposal may need
    revision for clarity
   Allow time to revise proposal prior to
    registration
   Allow adequate time to conduct, complete
    and document your project(s) in order to
    submit materials in time for deadlines

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Additional learning
opportunities
   Take this opportunity to
     Develop your career goals

     Write your resume

   Develop a presentation for the
    Oregon MPH Student Symposium



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        How do I write career goals?
   Articulate what you want to do in the near-
    term
   Articulate where you want to be in 5 years in
    terms of professional work
   Consider potential:
       Titles
       Settings
       Responsibilities
   2-3 pages in length
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    How do I write a resume?
   Online resources for writing/updating
    your resume:
     http://promotions.monster.com/keywordjob
      search/?s_kwcid=resume%20preparation|7
      17481999 (Monster resource)
     http://www.resume-resource.com/

     (Yahoo resource)


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    For questions &
    further information

   Katie Riley
     503-494-2556, rileyk@ohsu.edu




                 Good Luck!!!


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