Lourdes Center for Public Health Student Program Application
Procedures and Form
Three program options are available for students for application: Research Assistantship, Individual Research Project, and the Public Health Summer Institute. A complete description of these programs can be on the Student Programs page or below.
Applications for Research Assistantships and Individual Research Projects are accepted throughout the year. Applications for the 2011 Public Health Summer Institute are being accepted through April 1, 2011. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the program by April 15, 2011.
How To Apply
A completed initial application is required for all participating students. This form may be submitted via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or through regular mail to:
Lourdes Center for Public Health
900 Haddon Ave., Suite 318
Collingswood, NJ 08108
If you have any questions, concerns, or are unsure of what Lourdes Center for Public Health student program to apply to, please contact our staff with your questions. We are happy to work with students to discuss current opportunities or possible project ideas with students.
Note: Students submitting for Individual Research Projects must be enrolled in an academic course or program requiring a specific research project and/or have a faculty member at his or her institution willing to serve as an academic advisor in the process of the research. The faculty member must be available for contact and follow-up by the Lourdes Center for Public Health and provided on application.
Lourdes Health System
The Lourdes Center for Public Health is part of the Lourdes Health System. The Lourdes Health System is one of southern New Jersey's leading healthcare providers. The system is comprised of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, a 410-bed regional referral center located in Camden, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, a 249-bed community hospital located in Willingboro and the Lourdes Wellness Center, the area's heart of integrative and wholistic health services. The Lourdes Health System is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., and is a member of Catholic Health East, a health system with 33 hospitals on the East Coast.
The founding history of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and its affiliation with the Franciscan Sisters of Alleghany is integral to the mission and vision of the Lourdes Health System. The Lourdes Health System is dedicated to its tradition of serving all with reverence, compassion and integrity in a simple, joyful and hospitable manner. Specifically:
- We strive for excellence in our stewardship to our patients, their families, the community and each other by promoting a culture that embraces diversity.
- We commit to being a transforming, healing presence within the diverse communities in which we live and serve.
- We create collaborative, inclusive, caring communities who provide a full range of quality medical and wholistic health services.
- We promote healthy communities and assure access to all, especially those most in need.
The Lourdes Center for Public Health works to realize the mission of the Lourdes Health System and its goals, especially as they uphold the core value pillars of Service, Quality, Innovation and Community.
Student Programs at Lourdes Center for Public Health
Public Health Summer Institute
Lourdes Center for Public Health has created the Lourdes Public Health Summer Institute, which provides students from a variety of backgrounds and institutions the opportunity to pursue projects collaboratively under the mentorship of the Lourdes Center for Public Health. In the Institute, students pursue projects at the direction of Lourdes Health System and the Lourdes Foundation to facilitate further research in the health care delivery system and community interest for direct effect on the improvement of community health models and programs in the Camden and Burlington County areas. Summer Institute projects will aim to address both Lourdes Health System needs and student participant interests. Students can expect to have an active role in the design and accomplishment of the research projects pursued. Students participating in the Summer Institute will be expected to commit 30 hours per week.