Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Program ACGME Accredited Program: 3801188098
Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County West Palm Beach, FL ACGME
Accredited Institution: 8001100673
ERAS Program Number/NRMP Number: 1777380A0
Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County
Welcome to the Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County’s Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency Program. Throughout the years Palm Beach County has grown from a small seasonal population into a thriving community of over 1.4 million people. Like many metropolitan areas, our community is diverse. We serve everyone from migrant farm workers to the wealthy in
Our Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency Program
Training in the Residency Program concentrates on these core areas: administration (including problem identification and analysis, program planning, management and evaluation, policy development and analysis, fiscal and personal components, legislative and political aspects, development of leadership skills, and inter-agency cooperation); epidemiology; biostatistics; environmental sciences; emergency preparedness, and clinical preventive medicine. The training is accomplished by rotations through the various programs and services of the Health Department, lectures and seminars, assumption of responsibility for development of programs and services, clinical assignments, and research projects. Residents are involved in dealing with crises such as outbreak investigation and control. The resident involvement has included field investigations surrounding the Chikungunya virus (CHIKV), Ebola outbreaks and Zika Virus. Our residents have worked tirelessly throughout the hurricanes that have plagued our community.
We provide our residents with a sound academic and clinical education to promote good public health and prevent disease, whether it’s in our community of Palm Beach County or another locality.