Posted: April 3, 2020

Understanding Public Health in Medical Education: A Modular Slide Set


This presentation provides an overview of the relationship between medicine and public health, reviews why public health is relevant to medical education and careers, and includes recommendations and resources to improve public health content in medical education. The slides are intended for users to incorporate into curricula, presentations, and other efforts to advocate for improving public health perspectives at their institutions.


Jacqueline Sears, MPH, AAMC

Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD), Interprofessional


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)

Self-Directed Learning


Public Health, Population Health, Preventive Medicine, Determinants of Health