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Master of Public Health (MPH)

Our combined Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine resident physicians and Preventive Medicine resident physicians complete the academic year of Preventive Medicine by pursuing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), with tuition fully supported by our Residency Program. The academic year is completed in the 3rd year of the IM/PM Program, in the 2nd year of the categorical PM Program, and in the 1st year of the advanced PM Program.

From the inception of the Preventive Medicine Residency Program, the Yale School of Public Health has been our institution’s partner School of Public Health. Faculty from YSPH not only advise our residents during their MPH year but also serve on our Residency Advisory Committee. Moreover, the close connection between our institutions is reflected by the Preventive Medicine Track , the only one of its kind in the country, offered within the one-year Advanced Professional MPH Program.

MPH Tracks

Our residents complete the MPH degree in 11 months through YSPH’s Advanced Professional Program . This program is offered by YSPH to individuals with significant experience and/or an advanced degree in a field related to public health. Residents choose from one of six tracks :

  1. Applied Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  2. Social and Behavioral Sciences
  3. Health Policy
  4. Global Health
  5. Preventive Medicine and
  6. Occupational Medicine.

Historically, most residents choose the Preventive Medicine and Health Policy tracks.

MPH Practicum Requirement

Each MPH student has a practicum requirement in the Spring term. Majority of our residents serve at the New Haven Health Department to fulfill this requirement. For residents with a special interest in cancer prevention, this requirement can be completed at the Yale Cancer Center , depending on project availability.

How to apply

The application and admission to the Yale School of Public Health are separate from the Residency Application process. See the YSPH web site for specific instructions. Applications to YSPH are submitted through the Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). Depending on the score, US Medical Graduates may be able to use their Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) scores in lieu of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE). Our residents complete the requirements and submit applications to YSPH before January 15 of PGY2 for the IM/PM Residency Program, PGY1 for the Categorical PM Program, and before starting residency training for the advanced PM Residency Program.

For Residents with an MPH degree or equivalent

For residents who have completed the academic requirements of Preventive Medicine (with an MPH or equivalent degree), Program faculty will review their transcripts to see which courses they still need to take. Their academic year will be comprised of taking 1-3 courses at the Yale School of Public Health each semester while completing practicum rotations.