Preventive Medicine and Biometrics

Mission, Goals and Objectives

The NCC General Preventive Medicine Residency trains residents to become fully competent, board-certified and lifelong learning physicians who expertly apply population-based methods to promote, protect, preserve and rehabilitate the health of those who go in harm's way.

Overall Learning Objectives

Overall Residency Structure

At the completion of this training program, residents will be able to:

  • Apply principles and methods of biostatistics and epidemiology effectively
  • Plan, administer, and evaluate health systems and medical programs
  • Recognize, assess, and control environmental and occupational health hazards
  • Address social, cultural and behavioral factors influencing individual and public health
  • Implement primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention for assessed needs
  • Identify and counter disease and injury threats related to military service
  • Communicate clearly to multiple professional and lay target groups, in both written and oral presentations, the level of risk from hazards and the rationale for and results of interventions

Other Residency Program Goals and Objectives

  • Recruit and select highly qualified candidates with the background and capabilities necessary to become outstanding preventive medicine physicians.
  • Provide an academic year meeting the individual educational needs of each resident, laying a broad and solid foundation of knowledge leading to a Master of Public Health or Master of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene degree.
  • Offer a well-rounded and challenging practicum year giving the resident hands-on experience and significant responsibility across the full spectrum of preventive medicine competencies. To the extent possible, the practicum year is tailored to the needs of the individual and sponsoring Service and may be viewed as a real-world application of preventive medicine core knowledge learned in the academic year.
  • Supply additional educational opportunities, including required participation in Journal Club focused on critical appraisal of health literature, the chance to attend at least one national professional meeting, the opportunity to attend a variety of selected special seminars and courses, and the opportunity to participate in ongoing research.
  • Provide an environment of inquiry and scholarship in both the academic and practicum years in which residents have structured research opportunities.
  • Assure every resident is well prepared to become certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health.
  • Express specific residency educational goals and objectives in clear behavioral and measurable terms.
  • Assess and document progress towards educational goals using outcome performance measures. These measures help assess, evaluate, and improve both the training experience of individual residents and the residency as a whole.
  • Maintain full accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).