Practicum Checklist

Practicum Checklist

  • Prepare for your practicum.
  • Review the step-by-step guide on the practicum website.
  • Discuss your ideas with your faculty advisor.
  • Complete the online practicum orientation.
  • If applicable, review and follow any special requirements for your practicum.
    • International students (see International Students tab on the main Practicum webpage).
    • International travel for practicum (see the International Travel Guidelines tab on the main Practicum webpage).
    • If you are in the following concentrations of study, verify with your concentration advisor that your practicum is suitable to your concentration:
      • Global Health, Health Disparities
      • Leadership Studies
      • Maternal and Child Health
      • Physical Activity and Health.
  • If applicable, consider special provisions for the following:
    • Archer Fellows
    • Community Health Practice (CHP) Core III DrPH students
    • STEER MD/MPH students
    • Texas Tech MD/MPH students.
  • Finalize your practicum team.
  • Develop and submit your learning contract.
    • Once your faculty mentor and preceptor have approved your learning contract, the Office of Public Health Practice and Career Services will provide you with a registration code for the practicum course (PH 9997).
  • If applicable, obtain any additional approvals for your practicum (see above).
  • Register for practicum
  • Conduct your practicum, complete all practicum requirements and learning objectives, submit your final product(s) to your preceptor and faculty mentor.
  • If you are unable to complete your practicum or your final product(s) by the end of the semester, notify your faculty mentor.
  • Your preceptor will evaluate your performance via a survey that our office will send at the end of the semester.
  • Your faculty mentor will assign a pass/fail/incomplete grade.