Public Health Track for Medical Students
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
Describe systems; provide examples; evaluate performanc
- Physician’s role in public health practice
Describe role, evaluate, and perform role.
- Evidence based public health planning
Describe process; outline, design, and participate in plan.
Interpret, critique, synthesize, and conduct research.
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.
Students interested in completing the Public Health Track should submit their names, SOM class year, and contact information to Shannon Carroll (PH Track Coordinator). Students indicating their interest will be provided access to the Introduction to Public Health online modules and will be placed on the Public Health email list to receive notices regarding seminars and journal clubs.
For more information about the Public Health Track plan and requirements, please contact Melanie de Boer (PH Track Director) or Allie Glaser (Track Coordinator).