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Preventive Medicine

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Tacoma, Washington

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 2 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation, if prior completed internship, may start at PGY2 level with approval

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 12

Approved per Year (if applicable): N/A

Dedicated research year offered: ????

Medical Student Rotation availability: 3rd year

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): Yes

Program Phone Number: 253-965-4986


Program Hours of Operation: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

The U.S. Army has provided training in public health and preventive medicine to physicians since 1954. The Madigan Army Medical Center Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Program was originally located at Fort Ord, California and relocated to Fort Lewis, Washington in August 1983. The Public Health Residency Program at Madigan is the only installation-based preventive medicine residency program sponsored by the Department of Defense. It is hosted by the largest Preventive Medicine Department in the Army. Joint Base Lewis-McChord has approximately 37,000 Soldiers, 53,000 Dependents, 11,000 civilians for a total of approximately 100,000 patients, comprising the community directly served.

The Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency is two years in length, following a clinical internship of at least 11 months of clinical rotations. Residency academic training includes completing a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Washington School of Public Health. Residency clinical training in both years takes place at Madigan and other locations. Training includes clinical epidemiology, communicable and chronic disease control, environmental health, occupational medicine, health promotion, health services planning and evaluation, and automated health data management for public health practice and research. Residents are trained in both the military and civilian aspects of public health. An affiliation agreement with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department assures a valuable training experience at a supporting institution that is considered a leader in the United States.

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Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Location: Madigan Army Medical Center, Preventive Medicine Clinic

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT

Phone: 253-965-4986

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