Required Rotations

Department of Health Rotation 

All residents are required to complete a two month practicum rotation at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). The NYC DOHMH is one of the largest public health agencies in the world and offers our residents an opportunity to work alongside the nation’s leaders in public health. This also fulfills the practicum requirement for the MPH program. 

Clinical Experience

All residents are required to do a public health practice rotation at the James J Peters Bronx VA under the direction of the VA GPM site director. The residents participate in public health, clinical, and quality improvement activities to improve the health of the veteran population including tobacco cessation and weight loss clinics. Residents first learn tobacco cessation and weight management techniques in tobacco cessation clinic and MOVE! Program respectively. They then apply these skills in resident Prevention Clinic. Residents are a part of the continuous quality improvement team and are required to do a quality improvement project. Residents also conduct projects with the homeless population, infection control, occupational health, environmental exposures and other public health activities. This rotation is continuous for the residents’ two years.


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Elizabeth Garland, MD
Tel: 212-824-7056
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Icahn School of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1057
New York, NY 10029