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    Preventive Medicine Residency
    Mail Code: 1864
    1100 W. 49th St.
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: 512-776-3686
    Fax: 512-776-2822



The DSHS Preventive Medicine Residency is a two-year training program that begins in the PGY-2 year. The entering physician must have completed a PGY-1 preliminary or transitional residency year prior to starting the program. Our program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Graduates are eligible for board certification in Public Health/Preventive Medicine from the American Board of Preventive Medicine

Didactic Requirements

During the program, the resident will gain knowledge and skills in the following preventive medicine and public health competencies:

  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Social and Behavioral Influences on Health
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health Services Management and Administration
  • Clinical Preventive Services
  • Risk Control and Communication

A Master of Public Health degree is required to complete the residency program. Residents who do not possess an MPH (or equivalent degree) prior to the start of the program must obtain an MPH to graduate. If a resident requires an MPH, the program will cover the costs for attending the University of Texas Health Science Center - School of Public Health at the Austin Campus.

Residents also participate in didactic training related to core and specialty competencies through:

  • Infectious and Chronic Disease Lecture Series, led by DSHS faculty members
  • Journal club
  • DSHS Grand Rounds 
  • Various conferences and events
Last updated September 9, 2019