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The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year training program in which successful applicants demonstrate a history of undergraduate academic excellence, extracurricular participation, and an interest in public health. Successful applicants have also made significant contributions to their communities in public health and in other areas through volunteer or paid work experience. 

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Our associates are recent graduates from public and private undergraduate universities throughout the United States. The PHAP class of 2012 had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.41. Prior to joining PHAP, current and former associates have held work and volunteer positions in research, clinical, nonprofit, and international settings.

Examples of positions held by associates prior to their participation in PHAP include

  • Summer research fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, University of California Davis Center for Health and the Environment
  • HIV team activities leader, Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Research assistant, Johns Hopkins University
  • President, Future Public Health Professionals
  • Pharmacy technician, Rite Aid
  • Latino resource coordinator, Health Leads/Baltimore Health Care Access
  • Volunteer translator, Global Medical Brigades

After graduating from PHAP, nearly half of our alumni have accepted positions in public health settings. Others have enrolled in graduate-level public health programs. The chart below provides a snapshot of post-PHAP, alumni activities.


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