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Field Placement Roles and Responsibilities

 

The success of the Field Placement will depend on the collaboration and coordination among the following individuals.


Student

The student participating in the Field Placement will be responsible for the following:

 

Timeline of Responsibilities 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014

 

Site Preceptor

The Preceptor at the Field Placement site will be responsible for the following:

  • Submit a Field Placement Site Application.
  • Ensure that a representative from the site signs the Affiliation Agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Collaborate with the student and Faculty Advisor to develop an Action Learning Project for the Field Placement experience.
  • Review and sign the Field Placement Proposal.
  • Provide an orientation to the Field Placement site. This includes reviewing the mission and vision of the organization, providing an overview of the services offered, and providing any work or safety rules and codes of conduct.
  • Develop a schedule of contact hours with the student, and verify the contact hours.
  • Provide the student with appropriate office space and resources necessary to complete the assigned tasks.
  • Arrange regular meetings with the student to monitor progress and provide constructive feedback on the Action Learning Project.
  • Complete a Midpoint Progress Report in conjunction with the student and Faculty Advisor.
  • Evaluate the student’s performance utilizing a student evaluation form provided by the MPH Program.
  • Participate in an Exit Interview with the student, Faculty Advisor and Program Coordinator within one week of the end of the Field Placement.

 

Timeline of Responsibilities 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014

 

Faculty Advisor

The Faculty Advisor will be responsible for the following:

  • Provide guidance to the student, as needed, in the development of the Action Learning Project.
  • Review and approve the Field Placement Proposal.
  • Act as the Principle Investigator for the student’s application to the MCW IRB if deemed appropriate by the MPH Program.
  • Complete a Midpoint Progress Report in conjunction with the student and Preceptor.
  • Participate in an Exit Interview with the student, Preceptor and Program Coordinator within one week of the end of the Field Placement.
  • Conduct a final assessment, and assign the final grade for the Field Placement course.

 

Timeline of Responsibilities 2012 - 2013 2013 - 2014

 

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

  • Fulfill administrative aspects of the Field Placement such as tracking and maintaining Field Placement forms, monitoring student progress, updating program materials and website, and maintaining data.
  • Assist students in arranging the Field Placement experience and selecting appropriate sites.
  • Ensure preceptors have sufficient experience to fulfill role.
  • Recruit a Faculty Advisor with direction from the MPH Program Director.
  • Orient students, preceptors, and faculty advisors to the course and its requirements.
  • Provide feedback on monthly Field Placement Log.
  • Participate in an Exit Interview with the student, Faculty Advisor and Preceptor within one week of the end of the Field Placement.
  • Act as a resource for students, Faculty Advisors and Preceptors.

To contact the Program Coordinator, Laura Conklin, MPH, please email lconklin@mcw.edu or call 414-955-4806.

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