Post # 1
I am interested in applying to San Jose State’s MPH Distance Learning Program for Community Health Education in the next year or two. I am a recent graduate of UC Davis (June 2010), with a BS in Psychobiology and a minor in African/African-American Studies. I will be starting a job as a Staff Services Analyst with California Prison Health Care Services next week, and I would like to know if this job will give me the work experience to apply for the MPH Program.
In a nutshell, I’ll be an auditor for CA Prison Health Care Services, and I will: analyze action plans, facilitate meetings with program managers to prepare action plans, ensure that action plans are compliant with the mission of the department, review external audit reports, and analyze confidential cases against the department.
Does this sound like it would count as public health work experience?
Post # 3
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absolutely. It’s all in how you frame it. I’d say this is pretty closely tied together with the program you want to go to though. Best of luck!
Post # 4
I finished my MPH from the University of Texas Health Science Center a couple of years ago . . . I managed to get them to waive the practicum because of my work experience (I’m a lawyer and do lots of emergency preparedness stuff and deal with jail health issues–the main reason I went to get my mph). My advisor signed off on the waiver. Don’t be afraid to ask for such accomodations!
Interestingly, most of the UT program has a distance component. And, rather than “accept” students, it only rejects those who are not qualfied.
Post # 5
Thank you ladies!! I was worried that my job might not be closely related to public health since it’s auditing. I appreciate the advice and I will definitely ask for the waiver! I plan on working there for 2 years before I apply to an MPH program so that I can have enough work experience.