FCM661EM.11 (Las Vegas)
Advanced Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Advanced Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Short Name: FCM661EM.11 Adv Public Health
  • Course Number: FCM661EM.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Department: Department of Family Medicine: Las Vegas
  • Department Contact: Laura Shaw M.D.
  • Type: Non-Clinical
  • Length: 4 weeks [6 weeks – MPH candidates only]
  • Dual Degree: MPH
  • Preceptor: Kate Martin, M.D., MPH

Please contact the Department of Family Medicine: Las Vegas to verify elective availability.


  • At the end of this rotation, students will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental principles of preventive medicine and public health practice.
  • They will be able to understand the use of epidemiologic data and methods to diagnose, solve and monitor community health problems.
  • Students will learn about the various community activities that occur outside the traditional clinical setting and the role that community members play in identifying, prioritizing and solving health issues and determining health policy.

Description of Rotation

Students will participate in a public health project that relates to the local community.

Enrollment in this elective is limited to allow full availability of educational opportunities and requests will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis.


Selected readings, determined by the preceptor.

Evaluation Method

The standard clerkship evaluation forms will be utilized by the instructor and student.


  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

This elective can be used for MPH credit for MD/MPH dual degree students. Students enrolled in the MD/MPH program may request a six-week experience, which will culminate in the completion of a scholarly project.