We are part of Health Education England Thames Valley and aim to recruit and train doctors and those from disciplines other than medicine, to enable them to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience required to be effective Public Health specialists.

We aim to accommodate the evolving role of the speciality to allow a choice of career path and to cover the
academic, health protection and service components of Public Health practice.


The Public Health training programme is a five year programme which includes an academic year undertaking the MSc in Global Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Population Health.


In addition, opportunities are available for Academic Clinical Fellow posts on the training programme. The Academic Clinical Fellowship programme is expected to expand and strengthen academic training in Public Health. The fellowship enables the Public Health training scheme to provide academic training and support to appropriate candidates to enable them prepare for a career in academic Public Health.

Do take a look at possible placementscurrent registrars in training and some of our alumni.

Why come to the Oxford School of Public Health?

In summary we have:

  • A structured programme that includes training time in academic and health protection sub-specialities and appropriate rotation to suit career choice in the last two years of training;
  • The opportunity to undertake the prestigious Masters in Global Health at Oxford University;
  • The opportunity to train in internationally renowned academic units at Oxford University;
  • Excellent examination results and the opportunity to act up as consultant in a targeted placement to ensure appropriate consultant experience and facilitate successful consultant applications at the end of training;
  • A wide range of training opportunities including placements at the Centre for Radiation, Chemicals and Environmental Hazards together with international placements.

(See NEWS page for the 2016 Oxford Specialty Registrars’ report for the Specialty Registrars’ Committee Annual Report to the Faculty of Public Health)