Samples of My Work in Preventive Medicine & Closely Related Areas

I have invested well over a decade in researching what makes the personal statement for medical residency or fellowship as effective as possible - especially in the area of Preventive Medicine. I invite you to fill out my Online Interview Form and send me your CV and/or rough draft for a free evaluation:

Title VII Preventive Medicine Residency Program at University of North Carolina

Preventive Medicine Residency Guest Speaker- Dr. Jay J. Doucet

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Statements of Excellence for Residency & Fellowship Positions on Behalf of Applicants in Preventive Medicine

It does sound like an oxymoron, but preventive medicine is important after a disaster. In this context, health workers are faced with a number of challenges: they may be concerned for the safety and well-being of their own families, as well as their patients; they may have to use skills and materials beyond those of everyday practice.

At its core, preventive medicine uses population health data and public health strategies to improve the health of people within a community, and when disaster strikes, the public health infrastructure is suddenly disrupted. This puts communities at high risk of communicable diseases that are associated with high morbidity and mortality, due to the absence of the normal public health systems. Putting this infrastructure back into place is essential for community care to be resumed.

Prior to a disaster, or shortly after one occurs, the needs of a community must be evaluated and priorities must be set. These activities may be going on in the background, but they are just as critical as any other type of medical assistance.


What it takes to practice preventative medicine

Preventive Medicine Training in the US Armed Forces

The US Navy runs a Military Medical Humanitarian Course. The two-day course trains military health care providers to prepare for and execute the appropriate medical care to civilian populations in austere humanitarian emergency and disaster relief settings.

The course content focuses on understanding this unique health environment and recognizing and managing the conditions consistently associated with high mortality.

The students address preventive medicine functions in a humanitarian setting, such as disease surveillance and principles of sanitation, hygiene and disease vector control. They discuss the three basic PM priorities: rapid assessment of needs, addressing the scarcities in the basic population, and establishing a surveillance system to measure and prevent further problems. In addition to lectures, course scenarios are designed to focus on the role U.S. military medical assets can play in a humanitarian emergency.