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Preventive Medicine

Program Type: Military Medical Center

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 2 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: 

  • Medical School Graduation
  • Completed PGY1 year and passed all three steps of the USMLE or COMLEX
  • PGY1 year must have been completed at an ACGME-approved program with at least 10 months of direct patient care

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 14

Approved per Year (if applicable): 

Dedicated research year offered: No

Medical Student Rotation availability: No

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH): Yes. Residents are required to complete:

  • Master of Public Health or Master of Public Health and Tropical Medicine degree

Program Phone Number: 301-295-3717


Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Program Description

We are one of the largest Public Health & General Preventive Medicine residencies in the U.S., and the only military tri-Service program. We are also privileged to accept trainees from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Armed Forces. Our residents engage in a wide variety of pursuits both during and after residency training, including clinical public health, operational medicine, global health, and informatics. Most residents have at least one peer-reviewed publication by the end of the program. Graduates often assume leadership roles in military public health policy, research, and clinical preventive medicine.

Mission, Vision and Aims

Curriculum and Schedules

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

Participating Sites

Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Faculty and Mentorship


Contact Us

Public Health & General Preventive Medicine Residency

Location: Department of Preventive Medicine Biostatistics, Building A

Hours of Operation:

8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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