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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 M.D. or D.O. 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.

  • 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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