The Summer Session is intended for health professionals in training or those who are considering a mid-career change into public health and feel the need to strengthen their skills. Applicants must have a prior bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply. Participants include current degree students, incoming degree candidates, and non-degree students. Among them are public health professionals, primary care practitioners, physicians engaged in the evaluation of health care delivery and management, physicians in training (including preventive medicine residents and medical students in an MD/MPH joint degree program), and candidates for a part-time MPH program.
During the 2013 Summer Session, over 500 students from across the U.S., Asia, Canada, Europe, and Latin America attended the school. More than 60 percent of those students were physicians; others included mid-level managers, lawyers, other health professionals, and graduate students.