MSW students interested in gaining knowledge and skills in the rapidly growing field of integrated healthcare have an opportunity to pursue a focus area that includes an integrated healthcare course (SOCW 530), an online interprofessional education module, special interprofessional education experiences, and a two semester specialized year internship in an integrated healthcare or highly collaborative team-based care setting. A stipend of up to $10,000 may be available to eligible students.
Medical Practices and agencies/ organizations offering integrated care are invited to become placement sites for MSW students pursuing a focus area in this field. Free technical assistance to further increase levels of collaboration and integration is offered. It is possible for a WCU Social Work faculty to provide the required clinical supervision if a site has a task supervisor and would like to work with a MSW field student.
MSW graduates with a focus in integrated care are prepared to immediately enter health related careers offering social work services.
Professor Emma Miller, MSW, LCSW
Assistant Professor and HRSA BHWET Project Coordinator
Department of Social Work