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General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency Program ​​

Application Requirements

  • United States citizenship or possession of a green card permitting permanent residence in the United States.
  • Possession of a MD or DO degree
  • Possession of a California medical license (residents must have this license at the start of the residency). For questions concerning California medical licenses, contact the Medical Board of California. Please note that new Medical Board of Calfornia licensing requirements went into effect on January 1, 2020. To learn more about these important changes that will impact PMRP applicant eligibility, please check the Medical Board of California 2020 Changes webpage. In brief,

    • PMRP is unable to accept a PM-1 candidate who has completed more than 12 but less than 24 months of training in the same program unless that candidate already possesses an unrestricted California medical license.
    • PMRP is unable to accept a PM-1 candidate who has completed 24 months (or more) of training IF 24 months were not in the same program unless that candidate already possesses an unrestricted California medical license.
  • Successful completion of at least one year (PGY1) of supervised postgraduate training in a U.S. accredited clinical residency program, preferably in a primary care specialty (e.g., Pediatrics, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or Transitional Year), although other types of internships are considered.
  • Acceptance into a California school of public health with which CDPH has an affiliation. These include the following schools from which you can obtain application information and materials through their admissions offices:

University of California, Berkeley

School of Public Health

50 University Hall, #7360

Berkeley, CA 94720-7360

Phone: (510) 643-0881

University of California, Davis

Department of Public Health Sciences

One Shields Ave., TB-168

Davis, CA 95616-8638

(530) 752-2793

 

University of California, Los Angeles

School of Public Health

16-035 Center for Health Sciences

P.O. Box 951772

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Phone: (310) 825-5524

 

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