2-year Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Program Structure/Sample Schedule

Year 1: Academic Phase at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH)

July 1-August 31:

  • Master of Public Health (MPH) Summer Session

September 1-May 15:

  • Fall and Spring semesters of the MPH with MPH Practicum requirement typically completed at the New Haven Health Department

May 15-June 30:

  • Preventive Medicine Practicum Rotations

Continuity primary care throughout the academic year

1 month of vacation that coincides with the YSPH vacation periods (taken in 2 week blocks)

Year 2: Practicum Phase at various training sites

July 1st-June 30th:

  • 12 blocks of Preventive Medicine Practicum Rotations
  • Continuity primary care throughout the academic year
  • 1 block of vacation (taken in 2 week blocks)

a. Residents must have completed at least one clinical year at an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited Residency Program prior to joining our Residency Program.

How to Apply

The Advanced PM Residency Program accepts one resident per year. Advanced PM residents match to the Residency Program through Standard Application Process (SAP ), administered by the American College of Preventive Medicine. Please visit the website and read these FAQs for Applicants. The SAP offer date is in January of each academic year.

Applications can submitted through ERAS or if you are not on the ERAS system, send your application and supporting documents to our Program Coordinator, Margie Bliga, MBliga@Griffinhealth.org and Assistant Program Coordinator, Monica Sanchez, MSanchez@Griffinhealth.org. What you need to apply:

  1. GH Advanced Preventive Medicine Residency Program Application Form
  2. Three letters of recommendation + Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) – We ask that the LORs include a summary of your activities and interest in Preventive Medicine/Public Health
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Medical School Diploma
  6. USMLE Scores
  7. ECFMG Certificate

There may be available positions after the SAP offer date, please inquire regarding open positions via email MSanchez@Griffinhealth.org.

Preventive Medicine Practicum Rotations

  • Health Department – 2 rotation blocks
  • Population Health at Griffin Hospital– 3.5 blocks (Preventive Medicine residents) and 1.5 blocks (Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine residents)
  • Occupational Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine – 1 rotation block
  • Accountable Care Organization at Griffin Hospital – 0.5 rotation block
  • Research rotations (e.g. at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Griffin Population Health, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Cancer Center, or CT Tumor Registry)
  • Addiction Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine or the UCONN Rushford Center
  • Lifestyle Medicine at the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (VA Boston) and/or Center for Prevention and Lifestyle Management at Griffin Hospital
  • Emergency Preparedness/Disaster Medicine at SUNY Downstate (Brooklyn)/ The New York Institute for All Hazard Preparedness
  • Global Health with the Griffin Hospital Preventive Medicine Residency Program/Planetree Inc (Kenya)
  • Integrative Medicine at Stamford Hospital (Stamford, Connecticut)
  • Culinary Medicine at the Tulane University Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine (New Orleans, LA)

Note: Schedules may vary depending on Program requirements, MPH requirements, American Board of Internal Medicine/American Board of Preventive Medicine requirements, rotation availability as well as resident interest. The Program Director gives final approval of the schedule.