The poster should be formatted as a PowerPoint poster and then professionally printed.

PowerPoint Template

Content Requirements:

The following should be included in your poster:

a. Your name, department and the name of the organization at which you did your Practice Experience.

b. Dates of your Practice Experience.

c. Description of the Practice Experience to include:

  • Description of organization: type or organization (e.g., community health center; social service agency; health department), mission (e.g provide comprehensive health care for persons living with HIV/AIDS) and some of the services offered (e.g., provides primary health and prevention services to low-income residents, connects low-income residents to housing; health education, screenings and testing, etc.) 
  • Public Health Context: real or potential impact of the work you accomplished on the public’s health using the core functions (assessment, policy development and assurance) and 10 essential public health services as a guide.
  • Description of the Practice Experience: your role in organization, project(s) on which you worked, and other related activities, e.g., meetings, retreats, presentations, planning events, etc.
  • Lessons Learned: provide at least two examples of challenges that occurred during your internship and how you overcame those challenges.
  • Competencies gained/improved through the Practice Experience: list the competencies relevant to your Practice Experience and describe which activities you completed during your Practical Experience allowed you to gain competence in that area.

Size Requirements: 36'' X 48''

To verify your PPT template is the correct size: 

  1. Open PPT Template
  2. Click on the Tab titled "Design"
  3. Click on "Page Setup" in Menu
  4. Verify Height: 36''
  5. Verify Width: 48''
  6. Orientation should be set at Landscape

Printing Requirements (for students attending in-person poster session):

Once you have completed your poster, you will need to print your poster and upload the PowerPoint slide to InternTrack. You can print your poster on campus or off campus: 

UAB Medicine (on-campus) - 

Off-Campus - FedEx (Kinkos), Office Depot, Office Max, UPS, etc. 

If you need further guidance on completing your poster, please speak with the Internship Coordinators or your Faculty Advisor.