Preventive Medicine Residency
The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) Department of Medicine offers residency training in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health. The specialty of Preventive Medicine
requires two years of training after one or more years of clinical residency. The two years consist of academic course work leading to an MPH degree and practicum rotations offering
experience in Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
Residents acquire core competencies in epidemiology and biostatistics, public health practice, environmental and occupational medicine, planning and evaluation of health services,
management of health care organizations, research into causes of disease and injury in population groups, and the practice of prevention in clinical medicine. 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, work within occupational
medicine and employee health services, work in the managed care or pharmaceutical industry, accountable care organizations, academic positions in schools of public health or medicine, or research
careers in other settings where public health research skills are valued.
The mission of the NJMS Residency Program in Preventive Medicine and Public Health is to train physicians to be highly qualified in public health, preventive medicine, and medical epidemiology, to have
the necessary skills to understand and improve health and wellness, and reduce the risks of disease, disability, and premature death both in individuals and populations.