Student Information


Practice Basics:

Overview of Practice

Given by HSPH Alumna Laurie Pascal, class of 1995

Practice Video

Video Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Finding a Lead
  3. Finding a Good Fit
  4. Asking for Help
  5. Preparing for the First Meeting
  6. First Impressions
  7. Deciding on a Preceptor
  8. After the Meeting
  9. Advice
  10. Making an Impact
  11. Final Reflections

Information for Student Practice

Students are responsible for finding, arranging, and completing the practicum. Course instructors, other faculty, the Director of Practice, Michael McCormack, and others at HSPH may also provide assistance.

When you identify an opportunity you plan to use for your practicum, you must obtain approval from your practice course instructor for your program prior to confirming the site as a practice placement. To locate existing opportunities check with your academic department and review lists of previous student field experiences.

The Office of Educational Programs maintains the practice website which lists organizations where HSPH students have had practice experiences. For questions or more information regarding the website please contact:

Michael McCormack, Director of Practice
Office of Educational Programs
677 Huntington Avenue
Kresge, G-29
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: (617) 432-3592
Fax:    (617) 432-3365