Joint Residency Program in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health

Dr. George Rutherford, Director. The Department, in cooperation with the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, sponsors the Joint Residency Program in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. This two-year residency for physicians who have completed their initial clinical training emphasizes prevention research and public health practice in governmental and managed-care environments. Residents spend their first year obtaining an MPH degree at UC Berkeley and their second year in practicum rotations at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the California Department of Health Services, the Alameda County Public Health Department and other agencies.

The program also participates in a combined four-year internal medicine-preventive medicine residency with the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. This program accepts up to two residents each year and includes an MPH degree as well as specialized training in both internal medicine and general preventive medicine and public health. Residents who complete the program are board-eligible in both specialties. For more information, see Admission is through the National Residency Matching Program.