Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency

George Rutherford, MD, Director

The Department, in cooperation with the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, sponsors the Residency Program in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. This two-year residency is for physicians who have completed their initial clinical training and 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.

PLEASE NOTE: This residency program is not currently accepting direct applicants. However, the program participates in a combined four-year internal medicine/public health and preventive medicine residency with the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center (program ID 7510544011 in the FREIDA/AMA database). The Kaiser Permanente program accepts up to two residents annually and includes an MPH degree and specialized training in internal medicine, public health and general preventive medicine. Residents who complete the program are board-eligible in both Internal Medicine and in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. For more information, please visit the Kaiser Permanente website. Admission is through the National Residency Matching Program, and applicant inquiries are managed through Kaiser Permanente San Francisco.