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Public Health Case Competitions 

Interested in putting your classroom skills into practice? Want a unique experience to add to your resume as you apply to graduate and professional programs?

NSU hosts an annual Public Health Case competition, which provides a great opportunity to get involved in a real-life situation and challenge yourself to think like a medical professional. Case competitions are eligible for one Experiential Education and Learning (EXEL) unit. Case competitions provide an ideal avenue to immerse yourself in real life situations that involve Public Health issues. For more information, please find the 2018 Public Health Case Competition description below.

Case Study Description

What is a Case Competition?

A case competition starts with the presentation of a “problem” fictitious or real and the case is usually presented as a short story or case with accompanying data to illustrate key aspects of the situation. A student or team are asked to identify how they would solve the problem and present their solution to a panel of judges, who evaluate the analysis and the effectiveness of the presentation. This is a great experience for those interested in a healthcare career as it will challenge you to think like a medical professional and address situations that have a real-life application. 



What is an Internship?

An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships provide the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to find top talent.

Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

How can an internship be valuable?

  • Career exploration-test the water
  • Put theory to practice
  • Competitive advantage-resume builder
  • Gain industry contacts
  • Receive academic credit for outside the classroom experience
  • Get your foot in the door; turn it into a full-time job!

Healthcare Volunteering

Being able to confirm your passion in the healthcare field through direct experiences will allow you to better articulate your motivation for this career choice. You can explore various volunteer opportunities within healthcare here

Pre-Health Opportunities

Do you want to learn how to find the best internship, research and shadowing opportunities that will advance your skills and hands on learning outside the classroom? From graduate to professional opportunities how to search and filter out which opportunities will help you realize your potential. Click here to read, “Career Corner: How to find and obtain shadowing and research opportunities” to help you on your path go gaining pre-health experience.  

Pre-Health Opportunities Links

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