General Preventive Medicine / Public Health Residency Program (PMRP)
The General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency Program (PMRP) is a two-year program for physicians, in which they complete a year of public health education within an affiliated California School of Public Health program followed by a full training year within a local health department or a state department program mentored by a County Health Officer or Public Health Physician. Residents will obtain the knowledge and gain expertise in reducing the incidence and prevalence of disease, diminish health inequities and create healthier communities in the state of California.
PMRP was established in 1980 in response to the California Conference of Local Health Officers’ recognition of the need for physicians trained in public health practice.
PMRP is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to provide a two year program which leads to a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and public health experience within a local and/or state health department.
The PGY2 training year is spent at one of three affiliated California Schools of Public Health. Residents in their PGY3 training year work with experienced public health physician mentors to provide the resident with practical public health experience. Current preceptors include the Medical Director, California Department of Health Care Services, and the Public Health Officer of the County of Sacramento.
Upon completion of the training, physicians are eligible for board certification in the specialty of General Preventive Medicine/Public Health. Click here for details on the Preventive Medicine Residency Program (Word, 68 KB).
The MPH coursework will be conducted at the University of California, Davis. Applicants who apply to the residency program,should also apply to the UC Davis MPH program.
This program and website are supported by the Preventive Health Service Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.