Can a past experience count toward the Applied Experience requirement?

No. One of the AE criteria is that it be pre-approved by your PHS Advisor or the AE Instructor. If you feel you need an exception please meet with one of them as soon as possible to discuss. View the calendar website.

Are all opportunities posted in the PHS weekly email Applied Experience-approved?

No. You may discuss the opportunity with the AE instructor to see if it is a good fit.

Do clinical shadowing experiences or medical tutorials count toward the requirement?

Rarely, but feel free to discuss this option with the AE instructor. If learning objectives are discussed prior to service, a tutorial may qualify.

How do I approach a potential Applied Experience site or research mentor?

Download the PDF: How to Approach an Organization.

Can my work with a student organization fulfill the Applied Experience requirement?


Am I allowed to submit a group presentation?

No, each student is required to submit his or her own synthesizing assignment and respective forms.

Where do I submit my proposal and course work?

All of these items are submitted through Blackboard. Please check your PHS community blackboard page.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Keri Frisch, the AE course instructor.