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Office of Practice and Learning

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The Office of Practice and Learning's (formerly Office of Academic Affairs) mission is to develop and strengthen the Texas public health workforce. We are the home for the agency's health profession development function, including operating a Preventive Medicine Residency; providing continuing education services for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals; facilitating educational opportunities and internship experiences; and fostering research partnerships.

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Continuing Education Service

The CE Service promotes continuous improvement in population health and patient care by providing educational activities for health professionals.

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DSHS Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds is a lecture series that explores cutting edge public health issues and encourages the adoption of new evidence-based practices.

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Preventive Medicine Residency

The DSHS Preventive Medicine Residency prepares physicians for a competent and rewarding preventive medicine career.

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DSHS Internships

Internships at DSHS provide students across multiple disciplines and academic levels the opportunity to engage in real world public health projects and experiences. DSHS hosts interns across the agency on a regular basis. 


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Institutional Review Board

The DSHS IRB is an administrative body established to review, approve and monitor human subjects research involving agency data.

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Other Projects

The Office of Practice and Learning engages with various stakeholders to enhance the relationship between DSHS and academia.

Last updated February 27, 2021