Program Mission and Goals

Our mission is to train qualified physicians to promote healthy behavior and prevent disease, injury, and premature death. Our goal is for residents to understand the health risks associated with social, cultural, and behavioral factors; identify and address health needs in individuals and populations; understand and address the impact of health disparities among racial and ethnic groups; and recognize and eliminate behaviors and policies that lead to premature injury and death.

The Morehouse School of Medicine program offers residents coordinated didactic and practical experience through the preventive medicine expertise of the faculty and staff of the MSM Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine and the broad range of activities of the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other local and federal health agencies.

Program Aims

  • To teach residents to identify and address health needs in diverse individuals and populations.
  • To teach residents to understand and address the impact of health disparities among racial and ethnic groups.
  • To produce excellent, independent practitioners who will be leaders in public health practice, academic medicine, and clinical preventive medicine.

Program Specific Diversity Aims

  • Broaden diversity in the public health and preventive medicine workforce.
  • Develop innovative approaches to diversify the pipeline for public health and preventive medicine careers.