The Public Health Track provides medical students interested in public health careers or concerned about public health issues with focused training in public health research and practice skills within the four-year Integrated Medical Curriculum.
Public Health Track courses and activities guide students in developing knowledge, skills, and values regarding:
- Structure and functions of public health systems
- Physician’s role in public health practice
- Evidence based public health planning
- Public health research
All School of Medicine students are eligible to enroll in the Public Health Track. Dual enrollment in SOM tracks is permitted. Information on the other areas of scholarly concentration (tracks) can be found on the School of Medicine's site at http://www.som.utmb.edu/medical_education/tracks.asp.
Medical students who successfully complete the track requirements earn the designation Scholar in Public Health. The scholar designation is noted on the medical school transcript and at the commencement ceremony.