CHIT Chat: Public Health Fellowships and Rotations for Medical Students and Residents
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When: Wednesday, January 18, 2012
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

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Join us for a Webinar on January 18th

Traditional medical training focuses only on treating the individual patient, one person at a time. While addressing medical issues on an individual basis is very important, the field of public health allows practitioners to address health issues at the population level- through health education, promotion, systems and policy. Many medical students and practicing physicians never have the opportunity to consider how the home, community and work environments impact the health of an individual, nor do they have the opportunity to consider working as a physician in the field of public health. Are you interested in learning more about public health? Are you interested in learning how you could improve the health of entire populations? Join us for the webinar!

During this webinar, six students/residents/physicians will describe public health opportunities they pursued as either students or residents. The opportunities that will be described are listed below:

  • Duke Global Health Fellowship in Geneva, Switzerland (presented by Nathan Barusch, MS2 at Creighton)
  • CDC Applied Epidemiology Fellowship in Atlanta (presented Farhad Modarai, MS4 at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene elective rotation (Sayone Thihalolipavan, MD, MPH and recent graduate of the NYC DOHMH Preventive Medicine Residency )
  • South Texas Environmental Education and Research (STEER) elective rotation (Ashley Maltz, MD, MPH and recent graduate of the UTMB Combined Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program)
  • LA County Dept of Public Health elective rotation (Heather Tindall Readhead, MD, MPH- current resident at California Department of Public Health Preventive Medicine Residency)
  • Johns Hopkins Preventive Medicine elective rotation (Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH- current resident at Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Residency)

This webinar is brought to you by the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and is designed for medical students and residents. Through a partnership between ACPM and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) the webinar series aims to increase medical students' awareness of current public health issues and interest in the medical specialty of preventive medicine. ACPM is the national professional society for physicians who specialize in preventive medicine. Preventive medicine physicians are uniquely trained in both clinical medicine and public health and serve in leadership positions throughout the country and internationally.

To learn more about ACPM and careers in preventive medicine, visit:

ACPM Careers Pamphlet

ACPM WHo We Are Brochure

Title: Public Health Fellowships and Rotations for Medical Students and Residents

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