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Chronic Disease Control Branch

General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency Program

Application Procedures

General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency applications are processed through Association of American Medical Colleges Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) website.  The application process for ERAS®opens the beginning of September.

Deadline for application forms is November 2, 2018.

Application forms must be received by November 2nd for the following training year from July 1 to June 30; supplementary forms (official transcripts from graduate education and three letters for recommendation) must also be received by November 2nd.  Applications that do not meet these deadlines will not be considered for the current cycle.

Final acceptance into a two-year residency position is contingent upon acceptance into one of the California schools of public health with which CDPH has an affiliation.

Primary selection criteria are a demonstrated interest in and ability to practice in a public health agency in California.

General Application Timeline

November 2, 2018Applications Due
November 2, 2018Supporting Documents Due
December 2018 – January 2019Interviews
January 2019 – June 2019Acceptance Letters


For additional information, please contact:

Preventive Medicine Residency Program
California Department of Public Health 
Program Coordinator: Esther Jones
Mail Stop 7213
P.O. Box 997377
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377

Phone:  (916) 552-9920

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