• 1969Year the U-M SPH Preventive Medicine Residency Program began

Purpose and Mission

The University of Michigan School of Public Health houses one of the oldest Preventive Medicine Residency programs in the country, dating back to 1969.

The central mission of the School of Public Health's residency in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health is to train highly-qualified physicians for careers in clinical preventive medicine and public health.

The mission is accomplished through the provision of rigorous academic course work resulting in a Master of Public Health degree in one of the following core areas of public health:

  • General Epidemiology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
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  • Health Behavior and Health Education
  • Health Management and Policy

This mission is also accomplished by the provision of broad practicum experiences with concentrations in applied epidemiology, public health practice, and clinical preventive medicine, which are typically provided for populations with high levels of unmet health care needs.

The Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and prepares physicians for board eligibility by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.


Feature Story:

2016 PMR graduate, Dr. Courtland Keteyian (right), working in 2014 with Dr. Patricia Abott (left), the Director of Hillman Scholars in Nursing Innovation Program, on an MCubed project that combines sensor based technology into disease self-management interventions.

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