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Why should I do a Preventive Medicine elective at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research?

  • Complete a research project for a disease of public health importance.
  • Present the findings of your research and publish the research project in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Gain first-hand knowledge and experience in public health practice and research.
  • Investigate Preventive Medicine as a residency and career path.
Rotation Description:
Each student completes a research project for a disease of public health importance at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). The goal is to present the findings of this research, develop policy implications, and publish the research in a peer-reviewed journal. Research data may come from any of the following: outbreak investigation, public health surveillance, or translation of existing published data into a cost-effectiveness or meta-analysis research project. Students will also gain first-hand knowledge and experience in public health practice and research, as well as investigate Preventive Medicine as a residency and specialty career path.

What do the specialties of Preventive Medicine and Occupational Medicine have to offer me?

  • A fully-funded Master of Public Health (MPH) or Master of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (MTM&H) degree.
  • 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 and workers.
  • Relevance to 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!

How do I apply for a rotation in Preventive Medicine at WRAIR?

You can apply the same way you apply for any other rotation, by contacting your clerkship coordinators and by setting it up through the residency director at the number below. We ask that you try to give us 1-2 months notice, if possible, so that we can set up a useful data set for you based on your interests and experience.
APPLY FOR YOUR ROTATION TODAY!
For more information, Medical students, GMOs, transitional interns, and others may contact:

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Silver Spring, MD
301-319-9218 DSN 285
usarmy.detrick.medcom-wrair.mbx.pm-residency@mail.mil
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Last Modified Date: 25-Jul-2014



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