Griffin Hospital's Combined Internal Medicine / Preventive Medicine (IM/PM) program sponsors a Generalist MPH degree at the Yale University School of Epidemiology and Public Health. Generalist MPH track is only available to advanced degree holders such as MDs and PhDs. This degree requires about 15 courses completed in two full semesters and one partial semester. Residents receive in-depth training in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and Health Policy by world-renowned experts. Program Divisions include Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (with a subdivision of Behavioral and Social Sciences), Microbial Diseases, Health Policy and Administration (with a subdivision of Health Management), and Global Health. Apart from offering Ivy-League quality training in these areas, the collaboration with the Yale School of Public Health also offers networking opportunities with current and future leaders in all areas of public health.
The 15 course MPH degree is usually completed during two semesters during the fall of the PGY-3 and spring of the PGY-3. Some remaining courses and electives are completed in PGY4. Basic courses include Introduction to Statistical Thinking I, Principles of Epidemiology I, Health Policy and Social and Behavioral Influences on Health. Many of the projects residents develop during their residency can be used for coursework requirements. The combination of the residency with an MPH provides residents with a multidisciplined approach to health and medicine, broadening and deepening the learning process and experience. Currently Yale does not require a thesis for Generalist MPH.
About the Yale School of Public Health
The Yale School of Public Health, founded in 1916 and one of the oldest in the country, has approximately 50 full-time teaching and research faculty in all of the major disciplines relevant to public health. The school has six divisions: Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, both infectious and chronic diseases; Health Policy and Administration; Global Health; and Microbial Diseases. Behavioral sciences are represented in several of these divisions, especially Chronic Disease Epidemiology (sociology, psychology), Health Policy and Administration (Political Science, Social Marketing, Health Economics), and Global Health (International Health Policy in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Behavior Change).
Academic programs are offered in the following areas: