Our residency training program offers two tracks (both tracks are 2-years in duration): 

  • MPH Track: This is for residents who do not already have an MPH degree
    • 1st year of program is focused on the MPH coursework
    • 2nd year of program is focused on practicum rotations

  • Practicum-only Track: This is for applicants that already have a MPH degree
    • Both years of the program consist of the practicum rotations, with the opportunity for extended rotations at core practicum sites and more options for elective rotations

To be considered for both tracks, the following criteria are required:

  1. U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (funding source precludes non-US citizens)
  2. Graduation from an accredited medical school (United States, accredited Canadian programs, or equivalent as outlined by the American Board of Preventive Medicine)
  3. Completion of at least one year of post-graduate medical training in an ACGME-approved clinical training program in the United States or Canada
  4. Successful completion of USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and Step 3

  1. For both tracks, the first step in applying to our program is to complete the online GME application. We do accept ERAS applications; however, the online GME application is still a requirement. With the GME application, you will be asked to upload your personal statement and CV. You will also be asked to request official MCAT and USMLE (or COMLEX) scores, official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate schools and verification of previous residency training programs.
    • To request verification, complete the Residency Verification Form and send it to your previous training programs. 
    • The verification form, official transcripts, official MCAT and USMLE scores should be emailed to

  2. Applications will be reviewed and select candidates will be invited for interviews. 

  3. For applicants applying for the MPH program, a SOPHAS application must also be submitted. You can wait to submit your SOPHAS application until prompted to do so by our program.

    • Our PMR program supports the one-year MPH programs in the following departments: Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Health Education, or Health Management and Policy.
    • Be sure to indicate your interest in the PMR program by providing the statement "Applicant for the Preventive Medicine Residency Program" on the first line of the Statement of Purpose section on your SOPHAS application for admission to the SPH.  
    • Notify the PMR Office when you have submitted the application in SOPHAS.

Our residency program participates in the American College of Preventive Medicine Standardized Acceptance Process (SAP).  For more information about SAP, please visit the ACPM website