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CDC - Columbia University Medical Center - Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP)



The Summer Public Health Scholars Program (SPHSP) at Columbia is a ten-week summer training program for undergraduates entering their junior or senior year and recent baccalaureate degree students who are undecided about their career goals. This is a rigorous program which includes public health coursework at Columbia University; hands-on field experience and immersion in a diverse urban environment experiencing economic disadvantage; seminars and lectures with public health leaders; and mentoring by faculty members, ensuring students’ exposure to the breadth and importance of public health as a career option.

* For current information, refer to the program website listed on this page under "contact information."