Residency Program — Fellowship and Elective

Fellowship in Public Health Practice

The Public Health/Preventive Medicine Residency Program offers a Fellowship in Public Health Practice. This unique learning opportunity provides recent residency program graduates and early-career physicians with on-the-job training and mentoring in public health practice, graduate medical education, and residency administration.

The one-year fellowship focuses on developing participants’ supervisory skills to help prepare them for future leadership positions. Our fellows have gone on to take leadership positions in preventive medicine residency programs, global public health and government-based public health.

Fellows engage in a curriculum tailored to their individual learning needs, with an emphasis on:

  • Public health physician leadership development
  • Graduate medical education and residency program administration
  • Mentored research
  • Disease control activities
  • Optional clinical public health/preventive medicine activities, academics and training

For more information, see our Fellowship in Public Health Practice Brochure (PDF).

To apply for the fellowship, email

Elective in Public Health for Medical Students and Residents

The NYC Department of Health also offers an elective in public health for medical students and residents. The elective provides a unique opportunity for you to work with Health Department experts who are tackling urban public health issues. Trainees will help with a variety of activities that promote wellness and prevent illness in individuals, groups, and the population as a whole.

Current medical students and residents enrolled in an accredited medical school or residency training program are eligible for the elective. A basic medical school epidemiology course is not required, but completing such a course is helpful to the work done in the elective program.

For more information, see our Elective in Public Health for Medical Students and Residents Brochure (PDF).

To apply for the elective, email

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