Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Welcome to the Wayne State University Preventive Medicine Residency Program! 

The Wayne State University Preventive Medicine (PM) residency began in July 2020.  Our mission is to prepare well-trained preventive medicine physicians to practicehigh-quality, compassionate, and comprehensivepatient care whileimprovingthe health of residents of Detroit and the surrounding area--the community we are privilegedto 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. Acceptance of a MIDOCs residency slot includes a two-year commitment to practice in a rural or urban underserved area in Michigan post-residency. Residents may also receive up to $75,000 for repayment of eligible educational loans. (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.  Full information about the MPH program, including accreditation, coursework, faculty profiles and student resources is available here:  

Wayne State University School of Medicine, a premier institution committed to urban clinical excellene, offers acompetitive resident salary with excellent benefits. We emphasize strong academics and teaching and encourage resident-led curriculuminnovation andpractice-based research. 

Thank you for your interest in our program. We look forward to hearing from you!