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Introduction to the Public Health AOC. Jason Sanders email@example.com. The PH AOC is finally here!. The students demanded public health training… We created a program that… Provides AWESOME public health training… And FUN. Goal of the PH AOC.
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Introduction to the Public Health AOC Jason Sanders firstname.lastname@example.org
The PH AOC is finally here! • The students demanded public health training… • We created a program that… • Provides AWESOMEpublic health training… • And FUN
Goal of the PH AOC • Provide students a rich, integrated, longitudinal, individualized, awesome training program in the theory and practice of medicine and PH. • This synergistic training program will help future physicians optimize their practice, allowing them to become consummate physicians and care for individuals and populations.
Your AWESOME training…it’s all here! • PH journal club • PH interest group sessions • Summer internship • Completion of Scholarly Project with PH focus • Leadership training seminar • 3rd/4th year electives • Self-evaluation
AOC timeline Journal club Interest group Find internship Journal club Interest group Determine SP ≥4 week PH elective SP research Leadership training seminar Self evaluation Internship MS1 Summer MS2 MS3 MS4 Save World* *Unavailable to basic scientists
PH journal club (MS1 and 2) • >75% attendance • Open to PH AOC students and faculty • Students present a faculty-chosen paper related to PH research and practice (1 presentation)
PH interest group sessions (MS1 and 2) • >75% attendance • A larger group that encompasses AOC students and non-AOC students; lunch talk format • Presentations by expert faculty • Training exercises using real situations, such as case studies published by the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the CDC
Summer internship (following MS1) • A real-world PH experience • May be: • A rotation with local, state, or national PH offices • Involvement with PH community interventions • PH research • A poster presentation, abstract, or manuscript summarizing the summer experience is required following the rotation • Funding may be found within Pitt or from outside sources and will be determined on an individual basis
Scholarly project (variable) • Scholarly Projects conducted in PH will be approved by the PH AOC Director and will follow the Scholarly Project format already in place
Leadership training seminar (variable) • 1-day seminar developed by the Pennsylvania Preparedness Leadership Institute and Center for Public Health Preparedness • Skill building in the following areas: • Leadership, team building, multidisciplinary problem solving, meeting planning, interagency collaboration, project management, and negotiation • Students’ will have enhanced leadership skills and be able to apply them in real-world settings
3rd/4th year rotations • ≥4 weeks during MS3/4 in PH related electives • PH Field Practicum • Work with a PH professional on a variety of core PH functions • Disease surveillance and early warning; communicable disease control (outbreaks and food safety); environmental health; disaster preparedness, planning and response; health policy and planning; vector and pest control; and applied epidemiology • Spend time at the Health Department and other county agencies • Spend substantial time in the field • Weekly seminars and 3-5pg final paper • May spend 4 weeks working on Scholarly Project (research elective)
Self evaluation (after finishing AOC) • You evaluate…yourself • And suggest program improvements
Core Leadership • Sam Stebbins, MD MPH – Asst. Prof of Epidemiology; Director Center for Public Health Preparedness • Bruce Pitt, PhD – Chair Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health • Jeannette South-Paul, MD – Andrew W. Mathieson Chair Dept. of Family Medicine • Ron Voorhees, MD MPH – Chief of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Allegheny County Health Department • MS1 and MS2 student leaders
Some faculty interests Disease surveillance and early warning Environmental health Communicable disease control Vector and pest control Disaster preparedness and response Applied epidemiology Health policy, management, and financing Conservation medicine Disease modeling and bioinformatics Preventive medicine Community psychiatry and mental health Toxicology and PH Pre-hospital medicine systems/EMS Cultural competency Sociology and behavioral aspects of PH Occupational health Tobacco and substance control Community health organization, planning, and evaluation • Nearly everything falls under PH: EXPLORE!
Acknowledgements Donald Burke, MD – Dean GSPH, UPMC-Jonas Salk Chair in Global Health, Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health, Director Center for Vaccine Research Joan Harvey, MD – Dean of Students, SOM John Mahoney, MD – Dean of Medical Education, SOM Dan Beswick, Emily Rosenberger, Mirat Shah, Jacqui Moreau Faculty mentors Curriculum Committee