Preventive Medicine residents are required to complete a master’s degree in public health or an equivalent degree in order to be eligible for board certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Our residents have the option of completing a Master of Science in Population Health Science through the John D. Bower School of Population Health or a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation through the School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences.
The Preventive Medicine Track of the MS in Population Health Science is a distance education program offered by the John D. Bower School of Population Health, University of Mississippi Medical Center. The program will be completed entirely online using an electronic student learning platform. The program is designed to educate students to examine health determinants and outcomes using a population health framework, and to develop policies and interventions to improve health outcomes, reduce disparities, and improve the healthcare system. The program will culminate in an original thesis that demonstrates mastery of the competencies for the program. The Preventive Medicine Track is only available to physicians undergoing preventive residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
PGY-2 FALL SEMESTER – 9 Hours
PGY-2 SPRING SEMESTER – 9 Hours
PGY-2 SUMMER – 1 Hour
PGY-3 FALL –9 Hours
PGY-3 SPRING- 9 Hours
*Students can take either ID 740 or PHS 702
**The following elective courses can be taken in any sequence:
The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center offers a Master of Science degree in Clinical Investigation. The degree program is designed for clinical professionals and clinical scientists including faculty and resident physicians, fellows in training, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and other terminal degree clinical professionals. Successful graduates of the program will be expected to conduct independent and collaborative clinical studies in their special areas of practice and interest while holding positions as clinician investigators in academic settings. The program will also serve as a formalized training program for participants seeking extramural career development support (K awards). Preventive Medicine residents will complete the Population/Outcomes Research Track of the MSCI.
PGY-2 fall semester – 10 hours
PGY-2 spring semester – 12 hours
PGY-2 and 3 summer – 6 hours
PGY-3 fall semester – 4-7 hour
PGY-3 spring semester 2-5 hours