Posted: April 2, 2020

The Power of Collaboration: Integrating a Preventive Medicine–Public Health Curriculum Into a Pediatric Residency



This article describes the collaborations between Mayo Clinic's Division of Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics to integrate a preventive medicine-public health curriculum into the pediatric residency program. The Division of Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine received a grant from the Regional Medicine-Public Health Education Center (RMPHEC)-GME program for this activity. RMPHEC-GME was supported through the cooperative agreement between the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve public health instruction in residency programs. This article is part of the October, 2011 Supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, "Patients and Populations: Public Health in Medical Education." The supplement is based on the September 2010 conference of the same name that drew more than 190 medical and public health educators and public health practitioners from the U.S. and Canada. This article is one of six "short papers" in the supplement that highlighted relativey new endeavors that had not been explored in prior publications. Although evaluation data were not available, the activities and resources described in the short papers were thought to be of value to medical educators. Publication of the Supplement was supported by the cooperative agreement between the CDC and the AAMC.


Prathibha Varkey, MBBS, MPH, MHPE, Mayo Clinic
Marcie L. Billings, MD, Mayo Clinic
Gretchen A. Matthews, MD, Mayo Clinic
Robert G. Voigt, MD, Baylor College of Medicine

Learner Audience

Graduate Medical Education (GME)


Systems Based Practice

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning - Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)



Public Health, Population Health, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Graduate Medical Education, Journal Supplement, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention