Program Components and Eligibility

Eligibility

Applicants will have completed at least one year of clinical medicine training following medical school.  At UNC, most applicants have completed a residency in a primary care specialty, such as general internal medicine or family medicine. 

Program Components

The two-year residency program consists of an academic year and a practicum year.

Academic Year:

  • Masters degree in public health: includes coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health care management
  • Research project: residents design and implement a research project in their area of interest, which should culminate in publishable work
  • Clinical: individual patient care in a variety of settings including primary care and behavioral medicine

Practicum Year:

  • Public health agency rotation: eight weeks of practical experience at the local, state, or federal level
  • Healthcare management and administration rotation: allows residents to engage in quality improvement project
  • Clinical: individual patient care in a variety of settings including primary care and behavioral medicine
  • Medical student teaching: co-teaching in clinical epidemiology for 2nd year medical students
  • Electives in a wide variety of population health practice settings

Didactic Seminars

The Preventive Medicine Seminar Series spans both years of training and covers a wide range of topics in preventive medicine.  Faculty from the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, as well as professionals from outside the UNC Campus, are actively engaged in teaching residents.