Residency Program: Practicum Training
The year of field experience or practicum training includes a combination of longitudinal and block rotation experiences. The longitudinal components that extend throughout the year include: conferences and seminars conducted at the medical school; medical student preventive medicine teaching and related faculty development training; a research project experience; and a clinical ambulatory care assignment of up to two half-days a week. The remainder of the curriculum consists of field rotations covering the several areas of preventive medicine and public health practice. Specific rotations are assigned on the basis of the individual resident’s interest, requirements, and prior training and experience. Residents may select from various affiliated training sites and specific areas of practice experience. The practicum experience is specifically designed to integrate the basic science and practical aspects of preventive medicine and public health during a supervised practice experience in a broad range of public health and preventive medicine settings. Teaching and supervision at the affiliated institutions are provided by the site Supervisors-of-Training, many of whom are graduates of the residency program. Most medical faculty and site Supervisors-of-Training are board certified in preventive medicine and have many additional years of experience in the field. In addition, a large multidisciplinary faculty, drawn both from the Health Sciences Center at Stony Brook and from the affiliated agencies, makes a substantial contribution to the training program.
Residents may be involved in rotations at the following training sites, with which the residency program is affiliated. Please click on each rotation site’s name for more information:
- Northport Veterans Administration Medical Center
- Nassau County Department of Health
- Suffolk County Department of Health Services
- New York State Quality Improvement Organization (IPRO)
- Brookhaven National Laboratory
- Long Island Regional Poison Control Center and Injury Prevention and Control Program
Opportunities for research activities are also available within the Department of Preventive Medicine itself.