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Preventive Medicine Residents in a didactic session.

The UNC Preventive Medicine Residency offers two years of training, the academic year and the practicum year. The academic year consists of full-time course work 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 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.



News & Events

  • 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 … Continued

  • 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 … Continued

  • Preventive Medicine Residency Graduate appointed CEO of CCNC

    Tom Wroth, MD, MPH, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Community Care of North Carolina, Inc (CCNC), effective July 1, 2020.  Dr. Wroth is a 2005 Graduate of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program, and has been with CCNC in some capacity since graduation.  He was appointed Chief Medical Officer in 2016 and Chief … Continued

  • Incoming residents hit the ground running in Raleigh

    Incoming and returning Preventive Medicine Residents traveled to Raleigh on July 24th to meet with various agencies with the State Health Department.  They spoke with the Medical Director of the Communicable Disease Branch, Branch Head of the Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch, State Health Director/Chief Medical Officer, Chief of Women’s and Children’s section, and … Continued

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