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The UNC Preventive Medicine Residency offers two years of training; the academic year and the practicum year. The academic year consists of full-time coursework in one of several departments of the School of Public Health, leading to the MPH degree. The practicum year is a closely supervised experience that primarily involves the completion of a specific preventive medicine research project and an experience in a public health agency. Most successful applicants to the UNC Preventive Medicine Residency have already completed a residency in a primary care specialty.



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  • PM Resident Anne Berry Receives Recognition by Gillings SPH

      Preventive Medicine Resident Anne Berry was presented with the Russel P. Harris Award “In recognition of excellence as a critical reader of the health literature and commitment to the integration of medicine and public health…”  This award is presented by the Gillings School of Public Health–Public Health Leadership.  Read about Anne in the program’s … Read more

  • LCDR Dr. Matthew Hall in Naval Uniform

    PMR Graduate Honored as “Hero of Military Medicine”

    LCDR Dr. Matthew Hall, 2018 graduate of UNC’s Preventive Medicine Residency, was honored as one of the Henry M Jackson Foundation’s (HJM) 2021 Heroes of Military Medicine for his front-line work in response to Sars-COV-2 as the BUMED preventive medicine and public health policy advisor as well as his numerous COVID contact investigations, outbreak response oversight, … Read more

  • Preventive Medicine Resident on “Strike Team” in Orange County

        All of our residents have been heroes in the last several weeks, taking on whatever public health challenges are presented in any capacity that they can.  Dr. Cameron Coleman, current Preventive Medicine Residency co-Chief, has been on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic response with Orange County Health and Emergency Services as a … Read more

  • Public Health Initiatives moving forward during pandemic

    While so many health care workers are understandably focused on COVID-19 at the moment, it is nice to reminded from time to time that other research and scholarship is still ongoing, and initiatives that were already in place are pushing forward in context of the current pandemic reality.  Elizabeth (Betsy) Tilson, a 2000 graduate of … Read more

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