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The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is coordinated by Columbia University and it is a collaboration between the Colleges of Public Health, Physicians & Surgeons, Dental Medicine, & Nursing. This is a bachelor's-level CDC-funded initiative targeting underrepresented students to learn about public health, specifically health disparities. This is a unique program because it is geared towards high-potential students who may or may not have any prior knowledge of public health. During the program, students are introduced to the field of public health by taking courses in several disciplines. Students are also placed in an internship, which may focus on health policy, environmental health, behavioral health, epidemiology, or another public health field. The common thread between all these internships is the issue of health disparities. The program includes a week-long trip to Atlanta to visit the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.