Preventive Medicine Residency

Preventive Medicine Residency

Deborah Porterfield , MD, MPH
Program Director

Kim Wagner
Residency Manager

WHAT IS THE SPECIALTY OF PREVENTIVE MEDICINE?

Preventive Medicine is the medical specialty which focuses on the promotion, protection, and maintenance of health and well-being, the prevention of disease and disability, and premature death of individuals in defined populations.   General Preventive Medicine/Public Health is one component of the medical specialty of Preventive Medicine. The specialty requires two years of training after one or more years of clinical residency. The two years consist of course work leading to an MPH degree or its equivalent and a supervised series of experiences in preventive medicine and public health.

Successful completion of this training allows residents to apply for certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Physicians trained in preventive medicine pursue a variety of career opportunities such as work within federal, state or local public health agencies, academic positions in schools of public health or medicine, or research careers in other settings where public health research skills are of value.


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Welcome to the School of Medicine Content Management System!

If you're seeing this instead of the web site you were expecting, the owner has not yet created a homepage for this site.

Get Started

Before you start exploring your newly created site, please do the following:

  • Take a look at the School of Medicine Web Guide to get familiar with site features, layout, policies, and how to's.
  • Plan and organize your site. Although it's tempting to start building your site right away, a good plan will be the key to your site's success. Try to solidify your navigation before you even get started. Plan the features you would like to have on your homepage. Think about your audience and how they will use the site. If you need help with the planning process, please don't hesitate to contact the OIS Web Team.

Site Errors/Bugs

As with any new system, there's bound to be a few undiscovered bugs. If you stumble upon a site error or if you don't think a feature isn't working correctly, please contact us!

Comments/Suggestions

Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions. OIS is already working on features and enhancements for the next launch. This system is a constant work-in-progress. Your input is invaluable!