The Public Health/General Preventive Medicine Residency is located in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine. We have educational affiliations with the Atlanta Veteran’s Administration Healthcare, Clayton County Health Department, Caduceus Occupational Medicine Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Below is a list of the affiliated institutions that provide clinical training experiences:
The Master of Public Health Program
Residents are required to complete courses in the Master of Public Health Program at Morehouse School of Medicine.
The mission of the Master of Public Health program is to prepare individuals who will organize and implement programs to improve the health, quality of life and well being of communities and people, through education, research and service in public health. The program has a particular emphasis on people of color, minorities and other underserved populations.
MPH Program Goals
• Provide students the education, skills and abilities to address the public health needs of communities, regions, and nations with a particular focus on underserved populations.
• Prepare graduates for leadership in the Public Health field.
• Increase the representation of African Americans and other underrepresented populations in the Public Health professions.
• Life-long learning
• Discover, develop, and advance knowledge through basic and applied research in problems that disproportionately affect underserved populations.
• Collaborate with communities in all projects and activities to improve their health and well-being.
• Improve and impact policies and practices in order to promote health and decrease morbidity and mortality among minority and other underserved population .
The MPH program offers an extensive and inclusive curriculum consisting of:
• Core curriculum (24 credit hours)
• Specialization courses (12-14 credit hours)
• Elective courses (4-6 credit hours)
• Practicum (6 credit hours/480 clock hours)
• Culminating Experience (3 credit hours)
• Public Health Leadership Seminar (0 credits)-attendance at 5 seminars per semester
The MPH program is designed as a community-based model providing opportunities for students to gain work experience within communities and agencies. In addition to course work the students are required to fulfill two other graduation requirements: The Practicum and The Culminating Experience. The Practicum is a three-month or 480 hour work assignment. The Culminating Experience allows students to select one of the following: a thesis or an original research paper; a fundable grant proposal; or a selected journal article. The described requirements prepare graduates to either enter advanced degree programs or to assume positions as researchers, or program managers. Students specializing in International Health have gained international public health experiences from placements in Brazil, Jamaica and South Africa.
Both the practicum and academic (MPH program) components of the program are completed in an integrated fashion.