Preventive Medicine Curriculum
Resident education must take place in settings where decisions about the health of defined populations are routinely made and where analyses and policies affecting the health of these individuals are under active study and development.
1) Resident clinical experiences must include participation in learning activities related to the current recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force.
2) Residents must have a minimum of two months of direct patient care experience during each year of the program.
3) Residents should be assigned to sites appropriate for specific learning activities, including hospitals, managed care organizations, health departments, non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations.
4) Residents must have a minimum of two months (or equivalent) experience at a governmental public health agency.
5) Residents will complete the coursework necessary to get an MPH or equivalent degree.
The competencies include: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice.
We have a specific document which delineates these competencies and the rotations in which we expect the residents to obtain exposure and expertise in the General Preventive medicine specific competencies and milestones.
Regularly scheduled didactic sessions (including MPH courses, public health and general preventive medicine: advanced applied epidemiology (to include acute and chronic disease); advanced biostatistics; advanced health services management; clinical preventive services; and risk/hazard control and communication.
Resident evaluations will be ongoing and will be completed by staff and faculty of the individual rotation, and collated into summative and formative review every 6 months for resident tracking of progress towards milestones and practicum experience. Rotation evaluation by the resident, and evaluation of program and of faculty and of sites will occur on a yearly basis by residents, and by the Program Evaluation Committee (made of faculty, staff, one resident and community members).
Residency Advisory Committee will also guide the program and assure meeting of standards and implement innovation.
Resident duty hours, policies on moonlighting, process for grievances and dealing with transitions of care are all delineated, following MMC general policies.