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Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Group of residents

Program Strengths

  • Flexibility in practicum selections (or development of individualized elective experiences)
  • Flexibility in MPH vs. MS (Epi, HSR, CI) vs. Certificate (for those with a prior acceptable master’s degree)
  • Excellent Faculty/Resident ratio, 1-1 work assignments, mentors
  • Faculty/resident publications and presentations
  • Linkages to local, regional, statewide and national organizations
  • Located in the region’s only academic tertiary care center, with its wealth of clinical opportunities
  • Fantastic career path outcomes for program graduates
  • One of the longest running Preventive Medicine Program in the nation: Dating back to 1960s.

Learn more about the program

Our Residency Program in a Glance


Clinical Sites for Rotations & Clinics

~ 12

Core Faculty Members


Preventive Medicine Residents Per Year (total PGY-2 and PGY-3)

Why You'll Love URMC

What Sets Us Apart

Flexible Curriculum

There is flexibility in the program, and it is not uncommon for residents to change tracks during training as their learning objectives and career goals evolve.

Our Residents

Our residents most commonly reference the personal relationships and valuable mentoring they receive as one of the top reasons why they would recommend URMC.

Life of a URMC Resident

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

What our residents say...

"If you have more than a passing interest in disease prevention and public health policy, you are looking at the place that will give you the skill set to position yourself correctly going forward in your chosen field.

This program allows you a 'structured' space to explore your interests and stretch yourself in a way most programs do not."

Ikechi Konkwo

Medical School: The George Washington University
Residency: University of Rochester
Hometown: Rochester, NY



The University of Rochester Preventive Medicine Residency Program, housed within the Department of Public Health Sciences, is approved for five positions, by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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