Combined Internal Medicine / Preventive Medicine Residency

Griffin Hospital offers a unique, four-year training program that combines Internal Medicine residency with Preventive Medicine residency (IM/PM). Residents in this program obtain a fully-funded Masters in Public Health (MPH) from the Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health.

The combined IM/PM program cultivates expertise in clinical decision-making and patient care, while developing skills in research methodology, teaching, community-based health promotion and epidemiology. The Griffin Hospital-Yale University Residency Programs combine the academic advantages of an internationally recognized university medical center with an excellent community hospital. At Griffin Hospital, residents are provided with an intense teaching program in a personalized, friendly and stimulating atmosphere. Various clinical departments are closely integrated and readily accessible, allowing for excellent resident-attending communication. While training at Yale, residents have access to the resources and benefits of a tertiary care institution, and to the expertise of internationally renowned faculty.

Why choose Combined Training?

  • Board Eligible in IM and PM after 4yrs of training as opposed to 5yrs
  • MPH Degree
  • Ability to pursue research and grants
  • Ability to pursue Academic Faculty jobs
  • Skills
    • Evidence-Based Medicine
    • Understand public health, epidemiological principles
    • Ability to read, review, and publish scientific literature
    • Skills in behavior modification, counseling, and preventing disease

Benefits of Combined Training:

Job Opportunities

  • Internal Medicine
    • Primary Care
    • Hospitalist
    • Sub-Specialty training
  • Public Health
    • Federal govenment
      • CDC
      • NIH
    • WHO
    • International health work
      • NGOs
    • Managed care/health insurance
    • Hospital or group practice management (such as hospitalist groups)
    • Academic faculty