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- A fully-funded Master of Public Health degree.
- A wide variety of experiences and career paths. These include: outbreak investigations, policy development,
travel and tropical medicine, research, operational medicine, chem/bio response, humanitarian assistance, and the impact of the military environment on soldiers.
- Relevance to the military. Readiness, homeland defense, family and civilian employee health.
- A focus on prevention rather than disease management.
- A lifestyle that allows you to enjoy your family.
- Job satisfaction. We have the highest job enjoyment and satisfaction of any specialty!
|The residency includes MPH coursework at Johns Hopkins or the Uniformed Services University,
as well as clinical experiences through the residency program, during the PGY-2 year. The residency is focused on public health research during the
PGY-3 year, as we're located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). There are also rotations in several core areas of public health,
in which residents:|
- Complete the Military Tropical Medicine course at the Uniformed Services University and participate in a 2 week tropical public health field mission.
- Rotate through the different areas of a local health department
- Perform staff work at the Proponency Office for Preventive Medicine at the Office of the Surgeon General
- Complete a surveillance project at the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center (AFHSC).
- Analyze health care systems during a Group Performance Improvement Project.
- Complete research at one of the DoD Overseas Research labs such as Thailand or Kenya.
- Participate in public health education and evaluation programs in the former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Armenia, and others (optional).
|There is no call, and generally no weekend duty unless you are TDY involved in an outbreak investigation or other special assignment.|
|You may apply for Preventive Medicine as a PGY-1 or PGY-2 in the same way as any other specialty via the Army GME website.
The PM internship is a transitional year, but you can select a Preventive Medicine preliminary as your affiliation.
Please contact the residency director for further information.
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Silver Spring, MD
301-319-9218 DSN 285