Caution should be taken on where and how students do their practicum. All non-essential university-related international and domestic travel is now suspended, which includes travel for the purpose of carrying out a practicum. So you may only travel to a practicum site outside of New Orleans after this travel ban is lifted. If you are traveling abroad or in other parts of the country you are going to have to watch travel alerts, you may need to think of a plan B in case you can’t travel to a particular country. Work with your advisors on alternatives. We will be flexible with the practicums! Please review the revised Applied Practice Experience (Practicum) requirements for Spring and Summer 2020.
Please see the changes to SPHTM applied practice experience (practicum) for spring and summer 2020 here: https://sph.tulane.edu/covid19-contingency under instructional continuity. Career services can also assist with both securing and changing practicums. You can contact Catherine Gergen, assistant director of Career services at email@example.com and Abby Lukens, career advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No, all poster and oral presentations are waived for Spring and Summer 2020. If you not graduating until the Fall, then you may be asked to do one in the Fall Semester.
Your advisor may serve as the preceptor for Spring and Summer, 2020, if your current preceptor is no longer available.
No. No portion of the practicum can be waived. If you have partially complete practicum, you may add another activity to complete the hours required. Please work with your advisor.
Try to complete the practicum within the current timelines. If there are special circumstances, your advisor may extend the deadline by a few days. These deadlines are set based on graduation dates. Faculty need ample time to review and sign off on the practicum before graduation. Please work with your advisor.
For Spring and Summer 2020, GCHB will waive the additional 100 hours beyond the school requirement.
We will work with you to find an internship that will allow you to fulfill this requirement through social distancing. Please contact your advisor or department chair for assistance.
All international travel is currently restricted, and you will need to change your practicum plan. Please contact your advisor to discuss alternatives.
All information subject to change, updated March 30th, 2020