The Preventive Medicine Program teaches the essentials of epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, clinical prevention , population-oriented prevention and evidence-based medicine throughout the four year curriculum in the medical school.
Our curriculum follows the guidelines of the Liaison Committee for Medical Education, and also uses, as particular inspiration, the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force recommendations.
The program has a presence in all four years of medical education, building a sound longitudinal foundation in population medicine skills and attitudes for all future physicians. The program additionally relies on the real world expertise of the Adjunct Faculty at the Onondaga County Health Department to provide valuable context and direct experience for prevention education.
In collaboration with the clinical and research faculty of SUNY Upstate Medical University, the CRE will conduct research and execute data analyses designed to guide the improvement of patient care and associated patient outcomes.