For Students

Involvement Around NYU

Faculty from the Department of Population Health teach in most schools and colleges across the University, including the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the College of Dentistry, the College of Nursing, and the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Within the School of Medicine's MD program, faculty contribute to the following:

  • Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine unit within the POM module
  • Substance Abuse Research Education and Training (SARET) program

Graduate Medical Education

Selectives and Concentrations

Healthcare System Innovation and Policy Selective and Concentration

This Selective and Concentration, directed by Mark Schwartz, prepares future physicians to become advocates and leaders within healthcare delivery systems and policy by introducing students to the key features of the US health care delivery and financing. Students participate in a core set of learning experiences, including seminars, case discussions, policy journal clubs, readings, and site visits. In the full Concentration, selected students will work with a faculty mentor to pursue deeper learning in a chosen health care system or policy area, to complete a publishable project in their area of Concentration, and to build advocacy skills in visits to local and national policy-makers. A list of available research opportunities for students interested in pursuing a concentration is available to download here.

Concentration in Bioethics or the Medical Humanities (Scholarly Concentrations Program)

The Division of Medical Ethics (in the Department of Population Health) and the Division of Medical Humanities (in the Department of Medicine) offer a Concentration in Bioethics and Medical Humanities for third and fourth year medical students. The Concentration is jointly directed by Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, and Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD. In addition to the directors, various faculty from both Divisions are available for mentoring projects (Medical Ethics; Medical Humanities). Students choosing this Concentration will have the opportunity to explore selected, focused topics. They will thereby gain special expertise in bioethics and/or the medical humanities.

Population Health Selective and Concentration

This selective will introduce students to the field of Population Health, which focuses on the health—both determinants and outcomes—of entire populations, bridges diverse disciplines to highlight the multiple facets of health, and promotes proactive approaches to disease prevention and management at the community, health system, and policy levels. Students will participate in seminars and lectures, a weekly debate series moderated by guest experts, journal clubs and core literature discussions, and experiential learning opportunities, including neighborhood walking tours, retail environment audits, and visits to the Bronx District Public Health Office, health centers, and churches. This selective is directed by Jessica Athens, PhD, Nick Stine, MD, and Kelly Kyanko, MD. A list of available research opportunities for students interested in pursuing a concentration is available to download here.

Residency Programs

Categorical Training

NYU's Categorical Residency Program in Internal Medicine is a three-year training program rich in its academic excellence and diversity, spanning primarily three hospitals: Bellevue Hospital, Tisch Hospital, and the New York Harbor Veterans Affairs Medical Center. At the heart of the program is Bellevue Hospital, the country's oldest public hospital, with its longstanding tradition of providing care for the underserved. The close proximity of the three hospitals fosters a unique atmosphere of collaboration between the faculty, housestaff, and students. This camaraderie is cherished, nurtured, and cultivated throughout and is clearly the strongest aspect of our residency program.

Primary Care Residencies

NYU's Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, established in 1984, prepares residents to be outstanding, broadly skilled primary care physicians. The program is unique in its combination of a rigorous academic inpatient training, extensive formal primary care curriculum, and extraordinary outpatient clinical experience.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships

T32 Fellowship in Primary Care Research

Student Research Opportunities

Summer Research Fellowship Program