Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Through our Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program (formerly the General Preventive Medicine Residency) we educate you, as a physician, on all aspects of population medicine. Our program provides you with the skills for problem-solving in the planning, administration, organization, and evaluation of health care systems to improve health, with a focus on the promotion of wellness and the prevention of disease.

Our residency is a two-year training program for physicians through which you will also earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree. To be eligible to apply, you must have completed at least one full year in an ACGME-accredited clinical program with 10 months of direct patient care. 

Completing this program makes you eligible for certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Our residency program adheres to the American College of Preventive Medicine's published milestones for its program goals and objectives.

Our Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program combines coursework in the Graduate Program in Public Health with population health projects, clinical experience, and didactics. Upon completion of your residency, you will be awarded your MPH degree.

Learn more about our Training

Sample Peer-Reviewed Publications

Oliver K, Frawley A, Garland E. HPV vaccination: Population approaches for improving rates. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 2016. Feb 18: 1-5.

Widmar M, Cummings DR, Steinhagen E, Samson A, Barth AR, Greenstein AJ, Greenstein AJ. (2015) Oversewing staple lines to prevent anastomotic complications in primary ileocolic resections for Crohn's disease J Gastrointest Surg. 2015 May;19(5):911-6. doi: 10.1007/s11605-015-2792-5.

Garland, E, Baban, K, Garland, V, Bey, G, Sanchez, S. One Step at a Time Towards Better Health: Active Design in Affordable Housing, Environmental Justice. 2015 Vol.7 No.6, 166-171.

Sample Peer-Reviewed Abstracts

Thanik, E, Frawley, A, Rajupet, S, Milbank, E, Plotzker, R, Bordowitz, R, Garland, E, Preventive Medicine Resident –Run Smoking Cessation Clinic at the James J. Bronx VA Hospital: A Quality Improvement Assessment, (Feb 2016) Preventive Medicine, Washington, DC.

Frawley, A, Bordowitz, R, Garland, E, Cervical Cancer Screening Rates in Woman Veterans: Is it Impacted by Military Sexual Trauma? (Feb 2016) Preventive Medicine, Washington DC.

Sanchez, S, Thanik E, Bey, G, Papazaharias, Onyebeke, L, Oh, J, Syldort, M, Garland, E, Assessment of bicycle use among residents in affordable housing in New York City, (January 2016) Active Living Research Conference, Clearwater, Florida.

Garland, E, Garland, V, Sanchez, S, Bey, G, Foley, M, Active Design for Healthier Affordable Housing: a Public Health Nudge (Nov 2015) APHA, Chicago, IL.

Sastry, S, Chase, J, Dela-Cruz, M, Garland, E, Oliver, K, Improving HPV vaccination Rates Through the Design dn Implementation of a Provider Education Module (April 2015) Seventeenth Annual Child Health Research Day, ISMMS, NY, NY.

Pena, J, Tatapudy, S, Taylor, K, Benn, E, Garland, E Analysis of a Prenatal Skilled Nursing Home Visit Program’s Impact on the Prevalence of Low Birth Weight and Preterm Birth in a High-Risk Urban Population (February 2015) Preventive Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

Baban, K, Sanchez, S, Garland, V, Bey, G, Thanik, E, Rothenberg, L, Foley, M, Garland, E. Affordable Housing: Can Your Home Make You Healthy? (Feb 2014) New York City Epidemiology Forum, New York.

Pena, J, Raj, K, Senay, E, Garland, E, Bordowitz, R. Developing and Implementing a Resident-Run Prevention Clinic at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center (Feb 2014) Preventive Medicine, New Orleans.

Many of our residents have achieved notable honors and awards.

  • American Cancer Society Best Poster Presentation at Preventive Medicine: 2015, 2016
  • APHA Stephen Hooker Award for Best Research in Physical Activity: 2016
  • Annual Student Research Day, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Blue Ribbon 2015
  • Dr. Stephen Levin Memorial Scholarship for pursuit of fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine: 2014
  • GME Research Day: Best Poster for Education Research 2012
  • Delta Omega MPH Honor Society: both residents and program alumnae
  • GME Travel Awards: annually

Our graduates go on to a wide variety of careers including academic medicine, local, state, and federal public health agencies, as well as clinical practice.

Local, State, and Federal Health Agencies

Assistant Commissioner, NYC DOHMH, Center for Health Equity
Medical Specialist, NYC DOHMH, Bureau of Immunization
Medical Director- Disaster Preparedness, Puerto Rico Department of Health
EIS Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Nat’l Center Health Statistics


Medical Director of EMR Optimization, George Washington University
Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai
Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Healthful Behavior Change, NYU School of Medicine
Assistant Professor, Dept of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Clinical Medicine

Adolescent Medicine Physician, The Floating Hospital, New York
Preventive Medicine, Private Practice, California

Other Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations

Consultant, Physicians for Human Rights
Medical Director, Greenleaf Integrative Strategies
Medical Science Liaison, Sanofi
Health Promotions Manager, GE Energy

The Mount Sinai Health System Resident Compensation Package

The Mount Sinai Health System offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Stipend Scale 2021-22

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Compensation package includes:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Dental Insurance
  • Optical Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-term Disability
  • Long-term Disability
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Discounted Automobile Insurance

In addition, you have 20 paid vacation days, as well as the option of investing a portion of gross salary on a tax-deferred basis. All residents receive funds to attend the annual Preventive Medicine conference. The Mount Sinai Recreation Office offers discounts to theatre and sporting events. 

As a house staff officer you may apply for housing through the Real Estate Division. We base housing offers for incoming residents on a lottery system that falls under the supervision of the GME office. Consult your Program Coordinator for an application and instructions.

To apply to our Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program, you must submit your application online via Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from the Association of American Medical Colleges.

While we give preference to applicants who have completed full residency training in a clinical field, you are welcome to apply even if you have less training, and we will give your application thorough consideration. We do not, however, offer a PGY-1 year and have no arrangements with other internships.  We cannot consider applications from those who have not completed one year of post-graduate medical training. To qualify, you need to have a New York State medical license or be eligible to receive one.

Our Admissions Committee reviews completed applications and invites selected applicants for interviews, which are scheduled at mutually convenient dates, typically before January. We participate in the national GPM Standardized Acceptance Process. The Departmental Committee meets to rank the interviewed applicants after all interviews have been completed. For information on the status of your application, please call the Program Coordinator at 212-824-7068.