Community Based Learning The Dornsife School of Public Health believes in practice learning designed to integrate public health academic studies with public health practice skills. The MPH and MD/MPH programs engage in two formal practice opportunities – the First Year Practicum and the second year Community-Based Master’s Project (also known as CBMP). A brief overview is provided below. The First Year Practicum has a 120-hour requirement and must be completed between January 1 and September 10, 2016. Practicum projects may or may not have a specific deliverable for the site, but all students write a paper reflecting on their experience and detailing how the project helped them meet core competencies of the MPH program. The second year Community-Based Master’s Project (CBMP) program begins in October and continues through June of the following year, during which time most second year students are expected to spend 1 to 1.5 days working on-site, depending on the nature of the project. Students deliver a product to the host organization and present a poster in addition to submitting a final paper. It is possible to make the CBMP a continuation of the practicum experience. The Director of Student Placement and Partnership Development is the point of contact for student practice learning opportunities and can be reached at 267.359.6075 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More details can be found on the First Year Practicum and CBMP pages.