Practitioners in the field of general preventive medicine focus on serving both individual patients as well as communities through health promotion and disease prevention by utilizing population-based public health skills in a variety of settings.
General preventive medicine residents enter the program at the second year of their post-graduate training. Residents receive a combination of didactics and supervised practical training to prepare them for the independent practice of preventive medicine as well as a Master of Public Health degree.
The goal of the program is to provide the academic and practicum components of training which enable the graduate to practice the specialty competently and independently. Highlights include:
- Accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
- One of Two Civilian General Preventive Medicine Programs in Texas
- Internationally Prominent Faculty
- Master’s Degree in Public Health
- Practical Training Experience
Some of the elective rotations that are available within this program include:
UTHSCT’s Center for Population Health, Analytics and Quality Advancement (population health projects), DSHS Regional Offices (administrative public health projects), Angelina County and City Health District (administrative public health projects), Cherokee County Health Department (administrative public health projects), Gregg County Health Department (administrative public health projects), East Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (administrative work related to alcohol and drug abuse), UTHSCT – Rural Family Medicine (direct patient care), American Cancer Society (administrative preventive medicine/population health work), Texas Center for Infectious Diseases (administrative public health work), East Texas Human Needs Network (administrative rotation projects) and St. Paul Children’s Clinic (direct patient care in preventive medicine).