The MSM residency program is a two-year program that offers residents the opportunity to integrate a practicum with academic work towards the degree of Master of Public Health. Residents spend a total of two years completing the intermeshed academic and practicum year requirements at MSM. Both the academic and practicum programs have been designed with enough scheduling flexibility to accommodate dual enrollment of residents.
The MSM Residency Program in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine is comprised of eight major segments; five of these correspond to the five major component areas of preventive medicine. These are epidemiology/biostatistics; health administration; environmental and occupational health; clinical preventive medicine; and social/cultural/behavioral aspects of medicine. The other three segments are devoted to a longitudinal community rotation; and two electives, Special Studies, elective research or an investigative/analytical project; and the Major Area of Concentration. The major area of concentration and special studies electives allow residents to acquire additional knowledge and skills in one of the five component areas of public health.