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Prospective Residents - Program Information

Academic Component

The academic component of the program consists of enrollment in the Graduate School of the University of Maryland, Baltimore as a Master of Science degree student in Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine.

A total of thirty-six graduate credits are required for the degree, including research courses.

Residents participate in the Department’s weekly schedule of seminars, journal clubs, and workshops. They also serve as teaching fellows in selected medical school courses and as consultants in epidemiology and biostatistics for faculty researchers in other departments.

Practicum Component

For completion of the practicum component of the program, an individualized schedule of rotations is planned for each resident. Rotations may include:

Public Health

  • Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Local City and County Health Departments


  • Office of Disease Control & Epidemiology/Maryland State Health Department
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Occupational and Environmental Health

  • Occupational Medicine Clinic/University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Maryland Department of the Environment

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

  • Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion, U.S. Public Health Service
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Health Services Research and Evaluation

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality

Health Care Policy

  • American College of Preventive Medicine 

Injury Prevention

  • Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems/National Study Center


Positions Held by Graduates Upon Completion of Residency


  • Project Officer, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
  • Epidemiologist, National Center for Health Services Research
  • Project Evaluation, Food and Drug Administration
  • Director of Refugee Health, U.S. Public Health Service
  • Branch Chief, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Public Health

  • Director, Division of Epidemiology and Disease Control, Maryland State Health Department
  • Health Officer, Department of Health, Charles County, Maryland
  • Director, Department of Public Health, Waterbury, Connecticut
  • AIDS Medical Consultant, Baltimore County Health Department
  • Chief, Center for Community Epidemiology, Maryland State Health Department

Private Industry

  • Occupational Medicine, ARMCO Steel Corporation, Pennsylvania
  • Associate Director of Epidemiology, Merck, Sharpe and Dohme
  • Director of Epidemiology, Abbott Laboratories

Clinical Preventive Medicine

  • Department of Family Medicine, Spartanburg S.C. Regional Medical Center
  • Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Health Plan, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Primary Prevention Program, Group Health Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Medical Director, CMC Eastpoint, Baltimore, Maryland

Academic Medicine

  • Assistant Chief, Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine and Community Health, University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health and Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, University of South Carolina