General Preventive Medicine
Residency Training Program
Goals and Objectives
The residency program adheres to the American College of Preventive Medicine's published competencies for its program goals and objectives. A graduate of the Mount Sinai residency program in General Preventive Medicine (GPM) will able to do the following:
I. Generic Preventive Medicine Competencies
- Communicate to target groups and to the media in a clear and effective manner, both orally and in writing, the levels of risk from potential hazards and the rationale for selected intervention.
- Communicate to health professionals in a clear and effective manner, both orally and in writing, the findings and the rationale for selected interventions.
- Prepare and critique a proposal for program resources.
- Order priorities for major projects and/or programs according to definable criteria.
- Use computers for specific applications relevant to preventive medicine.
- Interpret legal and regulatory authority relating to protection and promotion of the public's health.
- Identify ethical, social, and cultural issues relating to policies, risks, research, and interventions in public health and preventive medicine contexts.
- Identify the processes by which decisions are made within an organization or agency and their points of influence.
- Identify and coordinate the integrated use of necessary and sufficient resources to improve the community's health.
II. Epidemiology and Biostatistics Competencies
- Design and conduct an epidemiologic study.
- Design and operate a surveillance system. Select and describe limitations of appropriate statistical analysis as applied to a particular data set.
- Translate epidemiologic findings into a recommendation for a specific intervention to control a public health problem.
- Design and operate a surveillance system.
III. Management and Administration Planning
- Formulate policy for a given health issue.
- Develop goals and objectives for a given health issue.
- Design an implementation plan to address goals and objectives.
- Conduct an evaluation and/or quality assessment based on measurable criteria (process and outcome).
- Manage the operation of a program or project, including human and fiscal resources.
IV. Clinical Preventive Medicine Competencies
- Develop, implement and refine screening programs for groups to identify risks for disease or injury and opportunities to promote wellness.
- Design and implement clinical preventive services for groups and individuals. Implement individual and community-based interventions to modify or eliminate identified risks for disease or injury and to promote wellness.
- Diagnose and manage diseases/injuries/conditions of significance within general preventive medicine and public health.
V. Occupational and Environmental Health Competencies
- Assess individual risk for occupational/environmental disorders using an environmental and occupational history.
- Identify potential occupational and environmental hazards in defined populations, and assess and respond to identifiable risks.