Gillings School Practicum Day

Every year, we send over 425 graduates into the world with the tools to solve complex public health problems.

Our Gillings School students have these skills, not only because they engage with our School’s world class faculty and superb resources, but also because they gain direct experience working with community partners during their practicum, or field experience. These partners give our students an unparalleled education through real-world projects within organizations and across communities; they also give students the support they need to succeed by providing excellent mentoring. Because of their efforts, our students are able to take what they learn in the classroom and apply it in practice, improving the health of communities in North Carolina and around the world.

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Friday, October 6, 2017
12:30-3:45 p.m.
UNC Gillings School

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This year, we will again celebrate these important collaborations between our students, faculty, staff and community partners.

We are already making plans for the practicum day this fall, scheduled for Friday, October 6, 2017. At this event, we will highlight our partnerships across departments as students in biostatistics, environmental sciences and engineering, epidemiology, health behavior, health policy and management, maternal and child health, nutrition and public health leadership showcase their practica through oral, poster and artifact presentations. All sessions will take place throughout the Gillings School. Three “Impact in Practice Awards” will also presented to an outstanding student, faculty member and community partner/preceptor, based on nominations. Please watch this page for additional details. We hope you will join us in October as we celebrate the practicum cohort of 2017!

2017 Gillings School Practicum Day Agenda (Detailed Program)

12:30–2:30 p.m.

Practicum Day Oral Presentations (Room Assignments TBD)

2:30–3 p.m.

Practicum Day Awards Ceremony and Reception (Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium)

3–3:45 p.m.

Practicum Day Poster/Artifact Session and Networking Opportunity (Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium)

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Our 2017 Practicum Day is scheduled for Friday, October 6 from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. Save the date and add to your calendar today! There is no cost to attend and the event is open to the public.

Award Nominations

We will again honor an outstanding student  and community partner/preceptor for their contributions to public health practice with the Impact in Practice Award. All nominees will be recognized at the event. Awardees will be notified by the committee the week of the event.


The Gillings School of Global Public Health is located in Rosenau Hall, McGavran-Greenberg Hall and the Michael Hooker Research Center on 135 Dauer Drive on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Driving directions and suggested parking are available here.