Queen's University - Public Health and Preventive Medicine including Family Medicine - Kingston
Public health and preventive medicine (PHPM) is a specialty that focuses on disease prevention on a population basis through health promotion and health protection. While there are some clinical components to PHPM practice (sexual health clinics, immunizations, travel health), the specialty is primarily focused on population-based health assessment and intervention to improve the health of the entire population.
The Public Health and Preventive Medicine Program at Queen’s University trains physicians to be innovative and highly competent practitioners in public health for Ontario and beyond. The program strives for excellence in training and creative thinking in the specialists that it produces.
Candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted by the program to arrange a time for the interview. Interviews will be co-ordinated with the Family Medicine Program interviews, given the joint training that occurs in these two programs. If a candidate has also applied to Family Medicine, the candidate will have a separate Family Medicine interview with a separate interview panel.
What are we looking for in a PHPM resident?
- Enthusiastic for a career in public health and have an understanding of the field
- Good judgement for both the clinical and applied public health components of our program
- Excellent analytic skills, particularly in order to excel in academic training
- Strong communication skills
- An interest in the growth and development of our program and its community
What are some examples of elective training sites?
- Centre for Health Services and Policy Research
- Centre for Studies in Primary Care
- Correctional Service of Canada
- Department of Public Health Services
- Emergency Medicine and Injury Research Group
- First Nations, Inuit and Aboriginal Health of Health Canada
- Health Canada
- Local Health Integration Networks
- Ottawa Public Health
- Public Health Agency of Canada