MPH Professional Development Series

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Fall 2017

Wednesday, September 6: Envisioning your Career: Developing your Elevator Pitch
Time: 12:05-1:05 p.m.
Location: MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt
Lunch provided to the first 15 attendees.

  • Focus on articulating your person vision for networking and career advancement
  • Create a 30 second and 2-minute elevator pitch

Guest Speaker: Bill Cooper, M.D., M.P.H. (VU MPH '98), Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs, Pediatrics


Tuesday, September 19: PHield Trip: Exploring Metro Davidson County Health Department
Time: 12:00-2:15 p.m. (We will meet at the MPH Classroom #2600 at 12:00 p.m. and leave as a group)
Location: Lentz Public Health Center, 2500 Charlotte Avenue
Lunch provided to the first 15 attendees.

RSVP no later than Friday, September 15

  • Connect with leaders in Epidemiology, Health in All Policies, and Healthcare Access
  • Examine the mission and services of the local health department
  • Network for potential practicum site opportunities

Guest Speakers: Bill Paul, M.D., M.P.H. and Jason Stamm, M.P.A.


Wednesday, October 11: Exploring Healthcare in Tennessee: TennCare and its Mission
Time: 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Location: MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt
Lunch provided to the first 15 attendees.

  • Learn about the mission and services of the State of Tennessee's Health Care, Finance, and Administration (TennCare)
  • Hear about a public health professional's specific career path
  • Network for potential practicum site opportunities

Guest Speaker: Victor Vu, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Medical Officer, TennCare and Sarah Greenberg (VU MPH '17), Episodes Strategy Specialist for Strategic Planning and Innovation, TennCare


Wednesday, November 15: Finding a Practicum and Job: Effective and Efficient Techniques for Searching
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt
Lunch provided to the first 15 attendees.

  • Obtain tips for systematically idenitfying contacts, writing outreach emails, and securing informaitonal and job interviews through the "2 Hour Job Search."
  • Devise a plan to begin networking effectively 

Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Rose, M.Ed., M.P.H. (VU MPH '15), Training and Development Coordinator, VIGH


Wednesday, December 6: Poster Presentations: The Do's and Don'ts of an Effective Presentation
Time: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt
Lunch provided to the first 15 attendees.

  • Receive guidance and feedback on effective styles of presentations
  • Prepare for the practicum presentations for the January 2018 MPH Practicum Colloquium

Guest Speaker: W. Bradley Hawkins, Ph.D., M.P.H., MPH Practicum Director