Public Health Sciences Institute
Project Imhotep Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1: Are eligibility requirements flexible?
A1: NO. Eligibility requirements are non-negotiable
Q2: What is considered a “recent graduate”?
A2: A recent graduate is someone who has graduated within ONE year prior to the program start date. For example, 2019 summer applicants must have graduated in May 2018 or December 2018.
Q3: My school will still be in session during the start of the program. Can I still apply?
A3: YES. In the past Project Imhotep has worked with students and their home institutions to proctor exams to facilitate their involvement in the program. However, accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis after students have been accepted into the program.
Q4: I am an international student. Can I apply?
A4: NO. Only U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are eligible.
Q5: I am not in a health-related major. Can I still apply?
A5: YES. We encourage students from all disciplines to apply; Public Health is an interdisciplinary field.
Q6: Do I have to have health insurance to apply?
A6: NO. You do not have to have health insurance to APPLY; however, you will need health insurance to PARTICIPATE in the program.
Q7: How does the recommendation section of the online application work?
A7: Once a student fills in and submits their recommender information, an email is automatically sent to the recommender's email address. Be sure to let your recommender know when you have submitted your application and have them check their spam folder.
Q8: Will I receive course credit for the coursework taken at Morehouse College?
A8: YES. You will receive 3 credit hours for Introduction to Public Health (grades averaged from all 4 courses) and 3 credit hours for Public Health Sciences Seminar and Practicum (grade from your mentor). Students will receive a total of 6 credit hours.
Q9: I have attended more than one college/university. Should I submit all transcripts?
Q10: Is there a cost to participate in the program?
A10: NO. Accepted students will receive a stipend to cover most living expenses. Additionally, the program will cover all travel and housing costs.
Q11: Are meals covered during the program?
A11: During the first two weeks of the program, students will be able to eat in the cafeteria at Morehouse College for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at NO COST. However, students will be responsible for their own meals for the remaining 9 weeks.
Q12: Where will I be living during the 11-week program?
A12: All students will be housed on the campus of Morehouse College in suite-style housing. There will be 2 – 4 students per suite; students will have their own room and share the common areas (living room, kitchen, and bathroom).
Q13: I have a summer job and/or plan on taking on summer classes. Will I be able to work/take class and participate in the program?
A13: The program requires all interns to devote 40 hours/week for the entire 11-weeks. Typically, this makes it difficult to juggle a summer job or summer school.
Q14: The program requires 16 hours of community service. Do I get to choose where I complete my hours?
A14: The program will arrange several community service opportunities to complete during the first 2 weekends. The remaining hours will be completed by the intern on their own time. However, the program will provide a list of approved community service locations.