Residency in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine

The Department of Healthcare Policy & Research offers a two-year ACGME-accredited Residency in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. The residency program strives to produce leaders in modern public health, either to pursue careers in academia, healthcare policy or advocacy. The ideal candidate for this program is a residency program graduate who is looking for additional training in preventive medicine (i.e., in Pediatrics, Medicine, or Surgery). Some residents have completed the Residency in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine concurrently with another residency program.

The residency is situated in an academic department committed to improving the public’s health through the excellence in health services research, clinical care and education. The department's initiatives involve worldwide connections. Its divisions include Biostatistics & Epidemiology, Health Policy and Research, Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research, Health Informatics, and Health System Innovation and Implementation Science.

The Public Health and General Preventive Medicine residency is an important part of the academic life of our Department. The program consists of academic coursework, didactics, research practicums, ambulatory clinical preventive medicine rotations, rotations at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and a rotation at the Mount Sinai Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Residents in the Public Health and General Preventive Medicine residency program obtain a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Cornell's Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. The curriculum is augmented by coursework at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College to expand resident knowledge base and explore personal interests. In addition, the practicum training activities focus on health services research, healthcare informatics, comparative effectiveness, health economics, and outcomes and policy. Research projects can include assessments of medical care, evaluations of health care policy alternatives, methodological advances in medical care and healthcare policy, medical informatics, patient safety and quality, comparative effectiveness, clinical innovation, and implementation science.

Upon completion of the program, residents are eligible for certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. The program provides each resident with a wide variety of opportunities to design an individual program to meet specific professional goals. Individuals entering the program with an MPH or its equivalent may take additional coursework that can further advance their knowledge base and improve their research skills. Residents collaborate with world class faculty mentors in their area of research interest. Residents attend departmental seminars and conferences and also have opportunities to teach medical students. Over the two-year period, the resident will acquire broad knowledge and attain a high level of expertise to assume a leadership role in academia and public health.

Contact Information:

Brandon Aden, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director
(212) 746-6148
fax: (212) 746-7817

Esther Rodriguez
Program Coordinator
(212) 746-3131
fax: (212) 746-3140

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