A Message from the Program Director
Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH
The University of Wisconsin Preventive Medicine Residency trains physician leaders in public health and general preventive medicine with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention in communities and health systems. Our graduates are well-prepared for careers in local, state or federal health agencies, health care systems and community-based health organizations. During the program, residents gain skills in biostatistics and epidemiology, public policy, evidence-based practice, quality improvement and program development and evaluation.
At the University of Wisconsin Preventive Medicine Residency, our commitment to equity and inclusion drives us to create an environment where individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives feel embraced and valued as they engage in their training. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where the discussions on diversity, equity, and inclusion are not only embraced, but actively integrated into every facet of our program. We empower every member of our community to become champions of these principles, ensuring that their actions and contributions resonate with the values of equity and inclusion.
- Residents who join our program without a prior Master of Public Health (MPH) or equivalent degree, receive free tuition for the MPH degree.
- One of the unique features of our program is its flexibility and individualized mentorship. Program leaders meet with each resident individually monthly to discuss MPH and practicum planning, as well as board exam and job preparation.
- Over half of the practicum rotations are elective and organized based on resident interests. Examples of practicum rotations can be found in the program overview.
- The Preventive Medicine Residency have decades of public health practice and education experience and our faculty work in a variety of environments including but not limited to the state public health department, research, state Medicaid, population health for a large health system, occupational and environmental health, and program evaluation.