Tulane MCHLT Scholar Program – now accepting applications (Deadline: August 19)

July 30, 2013 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

The Tulane Maternal and Child Health Leadership Training program is now accepting applications for new Scholars!

Funded by the HRSA Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Bureau, the Tulane MCHLT Program seeks to improve the health of women, infants, children, youth and their families through development of the MCH workforce. We provide opportunities for training and experience for students at the School of Public Health, as well as current public health practitioners.  Our programs, guided by the twelve MCH leadership competencies,  also impact other members of the New Orleans community.

The MCHLT Scholar Program provides mentored self-development activities to help students become leaders in the field of maternal and child health. This three-semester program includes:

  • Coursework
  • Service outreach
  • Self-reflection
  • Readings and discussion
  • 5-year development plan
  • Mentoring meetings

Eligibility Requirements

  • First semester MPH student (entering Fall 2013)
  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Enrolled in the GCHB department
  • Concentrating in MCH

For the incoming cohort, Scholars will be expected to carry out the following…

First semester: enroll in and successfully complete GCHB 6140 (with tuition for this course covered by the MCHLT), participate in service outreach, participate in additional personal development activities and meetings

Second semester: Develop a service outreach project, participate in additional personal development activities and meetings (small stipend provided)

Third semester: Develop a sustainability plan for your outreach project, participate in additional personal development activities and meetings (small stipend provided)

To apply, submit:

  • an updated resume or CV
  • a cover letter detailing interests in the field of maternal and child health and commitment to and interest in the Scholar program

Applications should be submitted by email to Shokufeh Ramirez (sramirez@tulane.edu), by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 19, 2013. All applicants are also expected to meet with program staff: a sign-up sheet will be available for individual interviews during orientation (August 21 – 22). Decisions will be made by August 26, so that can Scholars can enroll in GCHB 6140 in time to start the course on August 29.

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