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Public Health Elective: Course Overview

Credits: 2-4
Permission of Instructor required
Periods offered: All
Maximum number of students: 1
Pre-requisites: None, open to all medical students
Readings: Readings are assigned
Evaluation: Students are evaluated throughout the elective by their mentors in addition to articles and papers written, presentations and research conducted.


This elective will allow the student to explore the implementation of public health and population-oriented prevention activities in actual community settings.

Public Health Experience (PRVM6421)


Travis Hobart, MD, MPH
Clinical Assistant Professor, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Upstate Medical University

Course Overview:

An independent study, community-based project, or international public health experience aimed at improving students understanding of public health, determinants of health and possible interventions addressing the public health issue the student is studying. Students enrolling in this elective generally have chosen a venue, focus of interest (research interest), and site supervisor (if off campus) prior to enrolling in the elective.