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The UCLA Preventive Medicine Residency Fellowship is a two-year training program. Upon graduation, physicians are eligible for certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Year One

The first year of the PM fellowship consists of mostly didactic training, complemented with clinical rotations, designed to build a foundation in the skills of public health, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

  • Fellows apply and gain acceptance to the UCLA School of Public Health, where they complete a Masters' in Public Health.
  • Full tuition support is provided by the program.
  • In addition, fellows rotate through various clinical experiences in LA county, applying didactic knowledge in the context of clinical operations and patient care.
  • Fellows also begin to collect data and plan for their Preventive Medicine thesis / project.
  • Continuous mentorship is provided to identify and support fellow's research interests and career goals.

Year Two

During the second year, PM fellows rotate through a variety of state and local health agencies, focusing on acquiring and applying practical skills of population health.

  • Fellows can tailor their rotation schedule, based on career and research interests, from a menu of available options.
  • Fellows fulfill core PM fellowship program requirements in environmental and occupational health, infectious disease, community medicine, and local systems of health.
  • Fellows complete their thesis / project.