A signature component of the Paul Ambrose Scholars Program is the Student Leadership Symposium where students learn about public health leadership, health policy and advocacy, project planning and important public health competencies in both an interactive and lecture-style forum. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and varying attitudes toward public health and learn methods to affect change in their own community. Students leave with a deeper understanding of their role in our complex public health and healthcare system.
Speakers have included prominent United States public health officials such as Surgeons General, Assistant Secretaries for Health and other governmental officials, industry experts, and veteran public health practitioners with expertise in a variety of areas. Students learn about the integration of prevention and population health into their career path.
The Symposium will be virtual this year and will take place on June 22-24, 2021. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions and advisories, APTR meetings are being planned virtually through 2021. The Symposium will have presentations, group discussions, and activities that allow Scholars to interact with presenters and students.
Scholars chosen for the program will participate in a session during APTR’s virtual Teaching Prevention conference that is a dedicated introduction to the program and meet and greet on Monday, March 8th from 5:15-6:15 PM (EST).
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