The practicum rotations are administered by the School of Public Health but involve field placement in a wide variety of settings. The practicum experience relies heavily on public health practitioners to facilitate appropriate field experiences. Residents also rotate through more clinically oriented venues, such as community health centers and Henry Ford Health System.

Each resident must fulfill thirteen months of practicum assignments at the following "core" practicum rotations: 

  1. Governmental Health Agency Rotation—Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (state); and one Local Health Department(Washtenaw County Public Health, Ingham County Health Department, and Genesee County Health Department)

  2. Community Health Center (Primary Care) Rotation—Center for Family Health; Detroit Community Health Connection; Hamilton Community Health Network

  3. Health System Rotation—Henry Ford HealthHenry Ford Jackson Hospital

Four additional months must be elected at any of these "core" sites or in an elective rotation, such as St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Detroit Medical Center Medical Toxicology, Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer InstituteMichigan Public Health Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ABC NewsAmerican College of Preventive MedicineAssociation for Prevention Teaching and ResearchAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine or other federal sites agreed upon in consultation with the program director. Residents are strongly encouraged to apply for an elective rotation with the CDC, ACPM, or other organization approved by the program director.

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Elective rotation with the ABC News Medical Unit

2016 PMR graduate and current PMR Director, Dr. Laura Power (far right), worked with Dr. Richard Besser and team at her elective rotation with the ABC News Medical Unit.