Practicum Experiences

Faculty and HMA students work together to select a pre-practicum and practicum experience location. The practicum location is based on the students’ specific interests and career goals. Through on-site supervised training, students learn to apply theoretical concepts from previous courses to actual client situations. The weekly field experience supports the theoretical content of the course through applied case studies and promotes the student’s ability to integrate theory with practice. Students meet individually or in small groups with fieldwork advisers to learn how their individual experience relates to the various areas of patient advocacy.

For practicum experiences, the SVC Healthcare Management and Advocacy Program partners with:

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
The Center for Communication in Medicine
The Memory Clinic
United Health Alliance
University of Vermont Center on Aging
Vermont Veterans’ Home