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Preceptor Information

Before and During the Internship

  • Review the Placement Approval Form, goals, and objectives with the student and sign. Retain a copy for your records.
  • Orient the student to the agency. Ideally, orientation would include an introduction to the mission of the organization/project and to the staff, a review of expectations, and development of a reporting/meeting schedule to review progress and answer questions.
  • Provide direct supervision, establish an ongoing reporting relationship, and maintain availability to provide feedback and resolve issues that may arise with the student during the internship.
  • Offer resources necessary to a successful internship, including work space, supplies, and the opportunity to observe major agency functions.
  • Discuss the student's progress with the student's faculty advisor at least once during the internship via email, telephone or site visit. These discussions will inform faculty decisions about a student's grade.

After the Internship

  • Follow the directions below to complete a written evaluation of the student's performance at the end of the internship using the Preceptor Evaluation Form via the Internship Portal. Please submit evaluations no later than two weeks after the end of placement.
    • Login to the Internship Portal. If you have not logged in before, select “Register for Portal Access”.
    • Fill in your access code with the phrase “APPLYNOW” (no spaces).
    • Enter your name and email (NOTE: Please use the same email address listed on the Placement Approval Form to register for and access the Internship Portal.) Answer the math problem.
    • Click Submit.
    • If you are already registered in the system and do not remember your password, go to the Internship Portal webpage and select “Forgot Your Password”.
    • Reset your password and login using the directions provided by the website.
  • Attend the annual Epi in Action! Poster Presentation Session held in early October. More information will be sent in August/September.

Internship Registration/
Management Portal

Student Login

Preceptor Login

Helpful Links/
Resources

School-Wide Experiential Learning Opportunities

Abstract and Poster Presentation Guidelines

2017 Epi in Action Symposium Abstract Book

2016 Featured Symposium Poster Presentations

Contact Information

Nancy W. Glynn, PhD
Director, Master's Programs in Epidemiology
(412) 383-1309

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