Goals and Objectives

Our program conforms with training program goals and objectives as outlined by the American College of Preventive Medicine.

Program Goals

  • To prepare physicians for a career in preventive medicine, meeting industry needs for individuals with the knowledge and competencies in population-based medicine and clinical skills as required for practice in the specialty
  • To provide residents a broad foundation of knowledge and experience in the core disciplines of preventive medicine, preparing them to meet the requirements for certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine while defining their own preferences and direction for a career path in the specialty

Career Goals

Upon completing our training, you will be prepared to pursue a career in one or more of the following areas:

  • Academic medicine, in career tracks such as epidemiology, clinical research, medical care, community medicine or clinical preventive medicine
  • Population-based clinical preventive medicine and public health practice in a health department, governmental or voluntary health agency, or health maintenance organization
  • Medical management and/or clinical practice in a hospital, group practice, health maintenance organization or other health care setting


Throughout the academic and practicum experiences of the residency, we emphasize the development of competencies required by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and Residency Review Committee (RRC) in the following areas:

  • Health Behavior
  • Biostatistics
  • Clinical Preventive Services and Preventive Medicine
  • Community Health
  • Emergency Preparedness and Response
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology – Descriptive and Analytic
  • Evaluation of Health Services and Quality Improvement
  • Health Education
  • Health Policy and Planning
  • Outbreak Investigation
  • Public Health Practice
  • Surveillance Systems