Participating Agencies and Institutions
The following institutions and agencies participate in the training of preventive medicine residents in our program.
The School of Public Health at the University at Albany offers MPH, MS, DrPH, and PhD degrees. There are eight tracks for the MPH program:
- Preventive Medicine
- Health Administration
- Social Behavior and Community Health
- Environmental Health and Toxicology
- Biomedical Science
- Online MPH in Public Health Practice
Residents spend their first year completing coursework toward an MPH in any of the tracks. Most choose the Preventive Medicine track, a flexible interdepartmental track with upper level courses in Epidemiology, Health Policy, Management, & Health Behavior.
They can also do practicum projects at the SPH, working with researchers in the academic departments or with staff in the Center for Public Health Continuing Education, the Center for Public Health Preparedness, the Center for Health Workforce Studies, or the Center for Global Health.
The New York State Department of Health is among the largest, most comprehensive state health departments in the nation, with programs addressing every major public health issue -- tobacco, HIV/AIDS, unintended pregnancy, heart disease, dementia, health care coverage, and many more. Practicum projects can be arranged in any part of the Department, and can involve designing and carrying out epidemiological investigations, developing or evaluating public health programs, creating educational materials, and many other activities. Click here for a partial list of units where previous residents have done practicum rotations.
Albany County Health Department & Schenectady County Public Health Services
All preventive medicine residents in this program complete at least one rotation in a county health department to learn about public health practice at the community level. The Albany and Schenectady County departments are responsible for the assessment, monitoring, and surveillance of local health problems in the Capital District and for ensuring that quality preventive and medical treatment services are available. They provide public health education and conduct a variety of programs in maternal and child health, environmental health, communicable disease control, chronic disease prevention, and injury control. They also serve as a regulatory agency for public health protection, inspecting restaurants, summer camps, and other public facilities, and they respond to a wide variety of local health issues as they arise.
American Cancer Society - Eastern Division
Residents are encouraged to learn about how private sector partners contribute to public health by doing a rotation at the American Cancer Society's Eastern Division headquarters in Albany. At ACS they can get involved in legislative advocacy, community program development, and professional education.
Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center
Residents are recommended to learn how to apply preventive medicine principles at the community level by practicing clinical preventive medicine at the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center. The residents will be able to perform preventive screening of new patients, manage chronic diseases and provide patient self-care support by individual or group education, behavioral counseling, health coaching, lifestyle changing, and quality improvement.
NOTE: This webpage is currently under construction; we are updating program details. Please contact Irina Khmelnitsky if you cannot find the information you are looking for.