Our Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health offers residency training in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health, 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 academic course work leading to an MPH degree; and practicum rotations offering experience 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, 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.

Our Mission

The mission of the NJMS PM/PH Residency Program is to train physicians to be highly qualified in public health, preventive medicine, and medical epidemiology, in order 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.