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Writing Tutorial

These resources are intended to aid in writing papers for coursework. For additional information, click the Presenter's Notes icon in the top, left corner of select slides.

Writing 101 (PDF)

  • Describes the purpose of the writing tutorial, provides grammar resources, highlights tips and links regarding spelling errors, and emphasizes the importance of preventing plagiarism and following the MPH Student Code of Ethics.

The Pre-Writing Stage (PDF)

  • Explains the initial steps of writing as well as how to create a timeline and outline.

General Components of a Paper (PDF)

  • Describes various referencing systems and provides a detailed explanation of each component of a paper: title page, abstract, introduction, purpose statement, literature review, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references, and appendices.

PowerPoint Presentation Guidelines (PDF)

  • Provides tips for developing engaging presentations with an emphasis on KISS, consistency, content, and resources.
MCW Resources


  • Brightspace is the college-wide learning management system that allows for students and faculty to connect online.

Academic Calendar

  • Graduate School's Academic Calendar

Campus Book Store

  • Matthews Medical Books and Supplies.
  • MCW connect is an online system used by students to register for courses, view their academic records, and update their contact information.

  • If you forget your login or password or if you have trouble accessing the system, contact MCWconnect_support@mcw.edu.


  • Students in the MPH program have access to strong existing public health holdings that are housed in the libraries as well as in other resource centers on campus. In addition, students may use UWM’s library (through the Cooperative Access Program) and all libraries affiliated with the University of Wisconsin System.

  • *Students may remotely access library resources, including thousands of online journals. Contact the MCW Libraries for more information.


  • All public health students are required to utilize their MCW email account and may not forward their email to an outside account.

  • If you forget your username or password, contact the Information Services Help Desk at (414) 955-4357.
National Public Health Organizations
Wisconsin Public Health Organizations
  • Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin (AHW): Endowment of the Medical College of Wisconsin committed to improving the health of Wisconsin residents.
  • Department of Workforce Development: Created by Department of Workforce Development to identify and help implement top-priority, immediate and longer-term strategies for addressing the health care worker shortages in Wisconsin.
  • Healthy Wisconsin People: Dedicated to providing reliable health information for the residents of Wisconsin.
  • Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative: Owned and operated by thirty-five, rural acute, general medical-surgical hospitals; emphasizes developing an integrated network among freestanding entities.
  • Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) System: Dedicated to improving access to quality health care through development of community-based health professions training programs and enhancement of community health education resources throughout Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards (WALHDAB): State-wide organization of board of health members and administrators providing a unified forum for public health, leadership development, advocacy, education, and forging of local community partnerships for the improvement of public health.
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Protects and promotes the health and safety of the people of Wisconsin. This site also has Public Health Statistics for Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin Division of Public Health (DPH): Responsible for providing public health services and environmental and public health regulation in the state.
  • Wisconsin Public Health Association (WPHA): Dedicated to promoting sound public health policy and providing public health education for its members and the people of Wisconsin.
  • Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene: Provides clinical, environmental (including water), and industrial hygiene analytical services, specialized public health procedures, reference testing, training, technical assistance and consultation for private and public health agencies.
Job Search Engines

ASTHO Job Bank

  • Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Job Bank includes public health jobs all over the country including vacant health official positions.


  • U.S.'s largest online job site.

H-Net Job Guide

  • Posts academic position announcements in History and the Humanities, the Social Sciences, and Rhetoric and Composition.


  • Database on non-profit organizations in the U.S. and internationally.


  • Leading global online careers property.

Public Health Employment Connection

  • Public Health job bank from Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health


  • Free public health employment resource provided by the Association of Schools of Public Health Employment Council.

USA Jobs

  • Official job site of the United States Federal Government.