Program Details

The overall aim of the two-year residency curriculum is the comprehensive education and training of the general preventive medicine/public health practitioner and to also provide the opportunity to obtain a solid experience in providing preventive medical care. The residency has four key components integrated over the two years:

  1. A formal didactic educational experience leading to an Masters in Public Health Degree
  2. Practicum Experiences (Rotations)
  3. Outpatient Clinical Experiences
  4. Informal didactic and interactive educational seminars

Opportunities exist for our residents to personalize training to accommodate individual career goals or interests in governmental service at different levels, clinical preventive medicine, quality improvements, cancer prevention, occupational medicine, research, industry and local or global advocacy.

The program offers a new Cancer Prevention and Control tract. The webpage detailing this track is under construction. The program continues to offer its general preventive medicine and public health track which is quite flexible.

Program Description

The University of Rochester Preventive Medicine Residency Program seeks:

  • Individuals with the potential to become leaders in the field of preventive medicine and public health, as well as a demonstrated interest in service to underserved populations.
  • To train individuals to become board certified specialists in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, with the potential to become academic, policy, and industry leaders in the field of preventive medicine.
  • Applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented populations.


The University of Rochester Preventive Medicine Residency Program, housed within the Department of Public Health Sciences, is approved for four positions (two each in the PGY2 and PGY3 Years), by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).