Fellowship in Applied Public Health for Physicians

Now accepting applications from physicians for August 2018 start.


This Fellowship in Applied Public Health (FAPH) program is jointly sponsored by the New York State Department of Health and the University at Albany (SUNY) School of Public Health. It provides a solid background in the academic and practical skills necessary to work effectively in Public Health, preparing physicians for leadership careers in the field.

The New York State Department of Health is one of the nation's largest, most comprehensive state health departments.  Together with the UAlbany School of Public Health, it provides an ideal learning environment for the fellowship program.  Many of the MPH courses in the academic phase of the fellowship are taught by NYSDOH professionals.  During the practicum phase of the program, each fellow is assigned to a section of the health department, where s/he works on a variety of small and large practicum projects.  The fellows' mentors during the practicum phase are practicing public health professionals who are nationally known as experts in their field.  Throughout the program, fellows have close contact with DOH and SPH leaders, who serve as their teachers, mentors, and role models.


Each fellow focuses on an area that reflects his/her interests and career goals, while ensuring that s/he achieves a broad range of public health competencies.  Areas of particular strength in the program include, but are not limited to, Maternal and Child Health, Communicable Disease Control, and Cancer & Chronic Disease Prevention.

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