Posted: April 2, 2020

Teaching Prevention Through Electives


This article describes four approaches that foster student learning in preventive medicine: population health, international health, American Medical Student Association opportunities, and public health degree programs. The authors describe how these types of electives enable students to participate in preventive health activities through experiential learning within and beyond academic medical centers.


Mina Silberberg, PhD, Duke University School of Medicine

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME)


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Discussion, Small Group [≤12]
Discussion, Large Group (>12)

Instructional Method(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous
Distance Learning - Synchronous


Population Health, Preventive Medicine