Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Welcome to the Wayne State University Preventive Medicine Residency Program!
The Wayne State University Preventive Medicine (PM) residency will begin in July 2020. Our mission is to prepare well-trained preventive medicine physicians to practice high-quality, compassionate, and comprehensive patient care while improving the health of residents of Detroit and the surrounding area--the community we are privileged to serve. We offer innovative training in clinical preventive medicine and public health sciences, with strengths in the areas of clinical care for urban populations, underserved populations, and corrections populations.
The PM program is supported by the MIDOCS program, an initiative begun in 2015 by the Michigan legislature to address anticipated shortages in primary care physicians in the state, in particular those practicing in underserved and rural communities. In order to encourage qualified candidates, MIDOCS provides financial assistance up to $75,000 for the repayment of medical education student loans in exchange for successful completion of the PM residency and two years of practice in a designated underserved community in Michigan. (For full details on the MIDOCS program requirements, click here.)
The PM residency at Wayne State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and fulfills the requirements for the certifying examination of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Training incorporates a wide variety of experiences in several affiliated institutions, including State of Michigan Department of Corrections hospitals, a Federally-Qualified Health Center and other community health centers in Detroit, the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion, and the Wayne County Department of Health, Veterans and Community Wellness.
Residents who do not hold a Master of Public Health (MPH) are required to earn an MPH from Wayne State University (tuition is waived). The MPH program is hosted by the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences. Wayne State University's MPH is a fully-accredited program and an active participant in the Association of Schools of Public Health. Full information about the MPH program, including accreditation, coursework, faculty profiles and student resources is available here: https://familymedicine.med.wayne.edu/mph
Wayne State University offers a competitive resident salary with excellent benefits. We are part of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, a premier institution committed to urban clinical excellence. We emphasize strong academics and teaching and encourage resident-led curriculum innovation and practice-based research.
Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to hearing from you!