Thank you very much for hosting our students at your facility or for considering it!
University of Wisconsin HIMT Capstone
Before they can graduate, students are required to find an internship site that is related to health care and set up a semester-long project from which they can gain hands-on experience in the areas of their concentration.
The capstone is an extremely valuable piece of our students’ education, and we want the capstone experience to be mutually beneficial for both the student and your site. Our goal is to prepare students for the rigors of capstone work, so that they can jump right in and add value to your organization.
Answers to common questions about the UW HIMT Capstone
How long is the capstone experience?
It lasts the length of a semester–15 weeks during the spring and fall terms and ten weeks in the summer. The capstone requires a minimum of 88 onsite hours. The precise arrangement of work days and hours is negotiable between the student and site.
What will the student do at our site?
The heart of the capstone experience is a project that the student must complete. To determine what the project will be, you can:
- Suggest a project that your organization wants or needs done
- Have the student generate ideas
- Negotiate with the student to determine what he or she will work on
In addition to the project, you are encouraged to include the student in orientations, department meetings, and other tasks and experiences you think they will find valuable.
Capstone Site Supervisor Guide
For more information about expectations and responsibilities for sites hosting one of our students, please download and read the UW HIMT Capstone Site Supervisor Guide.
Please take a few minutes to review the materials. If you have questions about the UW HIMT capstone, please email Capstone Coordinator Lynn Weiland at firstname.lastname@example.org.