Residency Training Program
The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine offers an ACGME-accredited, two-year combined academic and practicum residency training program in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Residents in the program are taught the components of specialty training in preventive medicine, including a core curriculum in epidemiology and biostatistics, health services administration, environmental and occupational health, cultural and behavioral factors in health and disease, and clinical applications of preventive medicine. The program is designed to develop knowledge and skills in the preventive medicine core and specialty area competencies.
The educational design of the program seeks to integrate the basic science and practical aspects of general preventive medicine and public health. The academic phase in a Master of Public Health degree program from Stony Brook or the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University is supplemented during the practical phase with conferences and seminars that frequently utilize a case or problem presentation and solving approach. Biostatistics, epidemiology, and behavioral science theory and methods are taught in relation to their actual applications in the residents’ health administration and clinical preventive medicine practice experience. Basic principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, and behavioral science are also firmly established through residents’ participation in medical student teaching in these disciplines, as well as through the residents’ active involvement in a research project. The components of each resident's program therefore include academic work, clinical experience, teaching, and research.