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Preventive Medicine Residency Program FAQs

  • PGY2: Coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics, health administration, environmental health, and social/behavioral health to obtain a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. This takes place at one of the affiliated California schools of public health.
  • PGY3: Placement in a California health department to learn and apply skills of public health: biostatistics and epidemiology, public health practice and administration (program and policy development, implementation, and evaluation; financial and human resources administration), social and behavioral medicine, clinical preventive services, and specific public health program areas (e.g.. communicable disease, chronic disease and injury control, maternal and child health, environmental and occupational health). While supervision is maintained via a site preceptor and the program staff, residents are allowed to assume progressively increasing responsibility for public health activities and clinical experience according to their level of training, ability and experience.
  • Completion, during the PGY3 year, of a scientific and quantitative major project in a public health/preventive medicine topic of the resident's choice
  • Stipend - PGY2: approximately $42,000 per annum for PGY2 residents.  No additional payment will be made for health insurance or any related educational expenses.  Health insurance provided by the student health plan at the University of California.
  • Stipend - PGY3: approximately $44,000 per annum for PGY3 residents.  No additional payment will be made for health insurance or any related educational expenses. Health insurance provided by the student health plan at the University of California. 
  • The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) have developed a list of competencies in General Preventive Medicine/Public Health which each preventive medicine resident shall work towards mastering during their academic and practicum years.  Mastery of a specific competency is achieved through a combination of coursework completed in the MPH program and practical work experience. The goal for each resident is to achieve as many competencies as possible, especially those that would be important and relevant to immediate future career goals. The competencies are listed and explained on the following pages. 
  • The Competency Chart will be very helpful and an important tool to help guide your residency activities and to measure the competencies that you achieve during your residency. They will be used to determine your successful completion of the residency, the quality of your training, and your eligibility for the Preventive Medicine Board Exam.  These tools also fulfill ACGME requirements of preventive medicine residency programs.  Finally, they can be used by you as records of your skills, experience and expertise as you pursue employment positions upon completion of the residency.
         

       

       
       
      Last modified on: 8/22/2012 4:00 PM