The Griffin Hospital Cancer Prevention and Control Track (CPCT) is a specialization within the combined Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine Residency Program. Griffin Hospital offers this training with the help of a training grant from the American Cancer Society. The track seeks to produce highly qualified physicians who enter into the field of cancer prevention and control by incorporating training in clinical medicine, public health, and enhanced and robust experience in cancer control and prevention research. The program is supported by major involvement by faculty at the Yale Cancer Center, (a National Cancer Institute designated regional cancer center), American Cancer Society New England region, Yale School of Public Health, and multiple state and local public health departments. The curriculum of this innovative model program includes a 4-year residency program, resulting in eligibility for both the Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine board exams. Residents receive twelve months of practicum in cancer prevention and control rotations, a Master's Degree in Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health*, and the opportunity to participate in the National Cancer Institute's Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention. In addition, residents work with academic institutions (Yale Cancer Center, Yale University Schools of Medicine, Public Health) with state and local departments of public health (Connecticut State Department of Public Health), Naugatuck Valley Health District, the New Haven Department of Public Health, Connecticut Tumor Registry, community-based research centers (The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Connecticut Hospice, Women's Health Center, ), various community based initiatives including Women's Health Center, and clinical experience in cancer care (The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, Connecticut Hospice, ambulatory oncology and Yale Cancer Center).
Emphasis is placed on residents completing original research projects in cancer prevention.
*Resident can complete MPH at other institutions, or online with approved of program director.