Academic focus opportunity for Urban and University Track residents

Our academic focus provides a unique opportunity for residents in both the University Track and Urban Track to prepare for a career in academic family medicine. This track focuses on teaching, leadership, research and scholarship and is designed to lead to a post graduate MPH or MBA degree.

In addition to providing outstanding clinical training leading to board certification, the academic focus prepares you for a career in academic family medicine by focusing on these areas:

  • Teaching
  • Management/administration
  • Scholarship and research
  • Leadership
The program is flexible and specifically designed to meet your needs and future goals. You will be mentored by distinguished academicians not only in family medicine, but in other disciplines as well. Only highly motivated residents with a strong interest in academic family medicine will be selected to pursue this focus. Residents will complete all the requirements for residency with their peers; however, schedules will be adjusted to allow the resident to begin course work that leads to the post-graduate degree (MPH or MBA).
There are research and scholarly requirements that go beyond those of the typical family medicine resident. Intense course work in this area is completed in the year after graduation where you will simultaneously serve as a junior faculty member within the department.

For those who meet the criteria for graduate school, this track is also designed to lead to an advanced degree–either an MPH degree from The Ohio State University College of Public Health or an MBA degree from the The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

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