The Children’s Environmental Health Elective Program is open to students in nursing school, medical school, schools of public health or trainees in residency programs.
Serving Federal Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), the PEHSU is one of 11 units in the United States supported by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Diseases Registry (ATSDR) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide education and consultation for parents, communities, health care providers, and public health agencies on issues in children's environmental health.
As an elective student, you will learn to address environmental exposures in childhood and pregnancy by taking an environmental history under supervision of Environmental Pediatricians. You will participate in clinical evaluations, educational seminars and lectures, and meetings with representatives from public health agencies.
The practicum is designed to last four weeks; however, special arrangements can be made to accommodate students for longer or shorter periods of time.