MPH Internship Experiences Summarized at 9th Poster Conference
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YEREVAN, Armenia — On December 1, second-year students of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program of the American University of Armenia (AUA) Turpanjian College of Health Sciences (CHS) delivered poster presentations describing their internship experiences in various public health organizations. This was the ninth poster conference organized for MPH students. Dr. Tsovinar Harutyunyan is the CHS internship coordinator.
MPH students conducted their internships in the following organizations: HENAR foundation; the National Center of Oncology; Fund for Armenian Relief; National Electronic Healthcare Operator (ARMED); Jinishian Memorial Foundation; Hematology Center after Professor R. Yeolyan; Nork-Marash Medical Center; ClinChoice LLC; and Wigmore Clinic.
During the poster conference, CHS faculty and researchers, representatives of the internship organizations, MPH students and alumni, and other guests voted for the best poster. Arpi Baghdasaryan and Gohar Harutyunyan received the highest number of votes in this round. Additionally, two expert poster committees comprising CHS faculty and researchers selected the best poster based on quality and student presentation. The committee selected the posters authored by Praveena Vimalan Preetha and Sona Sam. Dr. Harutyunyan presented a small gift to each winner.
The Public Health Internship program was added to the MPH curriculum in 2014 with the objective of providing students with an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge, ideas, and skills acquired in the classroom to real-world public health practice and to network with public health professionals.
All posters are available for viewing in the MPH poster book.
AUA Turpanjian College of Health Sciences works actively to improve population health and health services in Armenia and beyond through interdisciplinary education and development of public health professionals to be leaders in public health, health services research and evaluation, and health care delivery and management.