Public Health & Preventive Medicine Program


The Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact sponsors a five-year post-graduate residency training program in Public Health & Preventive Medicine. This academic and community-based program is built on the principles of population health, all levels of disease prevention, health promotion and protection.

It prepares physicians to function flexibly and effectively in leadership roles in a wide variety of community health and academic/research settings with special emphasis on:

  • Health needs assessment
  • Evidence-based community health practice
  • Applied research and program evaluation
  • Economic evaluation and health policy analysis
  • Occupational and environmental health.

Our challenging and exciting training path integrates the three major components of the program — Public Health field placements, clinical training in Family Medicine, and academic coursework — throughout the five years.

Dr. Ninh Tran is the Program
Director of the Public Health and Preventive Medicine Program
at McMaster.
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