Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR)

Dr Rutherford, Director. The Department, in cooperation with the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley, sponsors the Joint Residency Program in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. This two-year residency for physicians who have completed their 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 SFGH, the San Francisco Department of Public Health, the California Department of Health Services, Kaiser Permanente 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.