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Preventive Medicine Residency

James Tacci

James A Tacci MD, JD, MPH
Program Director

Welcome from Program Director

As the residency director of the University of Rochester General Preventive Medicine and Public Health program, we offer residency training of the highest caliber.

Our graduates have had successful careers in academia, occupational medicine, and governmental service at the local and state levels.

One of our recent graduates wrote a blog discussing her experiences in our program.

The strengths of our program are many and include

  1. A rigorous Masters in Public Health Curriculum
  2. A close relationship with the Monroe County Public Health Department
  3. Flexibility in arranging practicum experiences including out of town experiences
  4. A program located in the region’s only academic tertiary care center, with its wealth of clinical opportunities


Top 10 reasons for training in the General Preventive Medicine Residency

Our Facilities

The department and the residency is housed on the third floor of the Saunders Research Building, which opened in 2011, located on the medical center campus which is adjacent to the undergraduate river campus. Residents will be provided a shared office in this building along with a computer, and they will generally be provided shared office space at rotations located away from the medical center.


URMC Saunders Research Building home of Preventive Medicine Residency

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.


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).