A life-changing education.
A life-changing experience.
A life-changing adventure.
Interested in global health and development? Ever considered whether the Peace Corps could be for you? Pitt Public Health is pleased to offer the Peace Corps Master’s International (PCMI) track as part of our MPH programs in the Departments of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Epidemiology, or Infectious Diseases and Microbiology (with a concentration in Community and Behavioral Intervention of Infectious Diseases).
In this program, students participate in a Peace Corps field experience as part of the MPH program, completing their practicum and master’s thesis or essay based on their Peace Corps field experience.
Founded in 1961, the Peace Corps has placed more than 200,000 Volunteers in over 139 countries, all in service of three goals: helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served; helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Today, public health is a major area of focus for the Peace Corps, with volunteers working on issues ranging from AIDS education to control of infectious diseases and child health. Click here for information about the Peace Corps.
The goal of the PCMI track is to give students the opportunity to learn and gain experience in public health in an international setting and foster a nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities within global health. Students of public health often seek educational experiences where they can be of service and make a lasting contribution to a community while learning how to excel in their chosen field. With today’s emphasis on global health at the forefront of many students’ minds, that community may be somewhere around the world. Pitt Public Health's PCMI track will aid students in gaining practical and relevant skills in the core disciplines of public health, problem solving and project management in resource poor settings, and in working with people from a culturally different background.
Our vision statement, “global leadership in creating and translating knowledge to enhance the public’s health,” both acknowledges past accomplishments and inspires future directions. Within Pitt Public Health, approximately 23 percent are international students representing 38 nations, adding a unique diversity to student interactions. Fully a third of our faculty are engaged in international research and education, spanning a range of disciplines, health issues, and geographic locations.
Pitt, Peace Corps, and public health. We’ll take you there.
For more information on the PCMI Track, contact:
Alexandra Tambellini | 412-624-6904 | email@example.com
For more information on the MPH program contact:
BCHS: Natalie Blais| firstname.lastname@example.org
EPIDEM: Lori Smith | email@example.com
IDM: Meredith Mavero | firstname.lastname@example.org