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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


    PrevMed@dshs.texas.gov

PM-2 Year

The PM-2 year is focused on providing residents with practical skills and experiences through 12 months of public health rotations. Residents will participate in rotations in 6 areas for 2 months each. Residents must complete a minimum of one rotation in each of the following areas:

  • Biostatistics/Epidemiology,
  • Clinical Medicine,
  • Clinical Preventive Medicine,
  • Environmental/Occupational Health,
  • Health Systems Management and Administration, and
  • Elective.

Residents choose from approximately 20 established rotations sites and may work with the Program Director and Program Coordinator to set up new elective rotations.

Biostatistics/Epidemiology (2 months)

  • Austin Public Health – Epidemiology rotation
  • DSHS Infectious Disease Surveillance

Clinical Medicine Rotations (2 months)

  • DSHS Clinical Tuberculosis – Region 11
  • Rural Health at Presidio County and Big Bend Regional Medical Clinic
  • Sexual Health and Gender Care at Kind Clinic

Clinical Preventive Medicine (2 months)

  • Behavioral Health at Austin State Hospital
  • Clinical Preventive Medicine at MD Anderson
  • Operation Lone Star – Population-based Indigent Care

Environmental/Occupational Medicine (2 months)

  • DSHS Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology
  • Occupational Medicine at University of Texas - Tyler

Health Systems Management and Administration (2 months)

  • HHSC Behavioral and Mental Health Management
  • Substance abuse Health Systems Management
  • DSHS Health Policy Development
  • Regional Public Health Health Systems Management and Administration

Environmental/Occupational Medicine (2 months)

  • DSHS Environmental Surveillance and Toxicology
  • Occupational Medicine at University of Texas, Tyler

Electives (2 months)

  • HIV Patient Care at David Powell Clinic (clinical)
  • DSHS Border Health (clinical population-based preventive medicine)
  • Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
  • Occupational and Travel Medicine at University of Texas - Austin
  • Health Services Management at Humana
  • Heartland National TB Center (clinical population-based health services)

In addition, PM2 residents will engage in Journal Club, DSHS Grand Rounds, and other program lectures (including developing and teaching PM1 residents) and in-person and online trainings.

During the residency, residents will participate in a community needs assessment in odd years and a QI project in even years.

Last, residents will have the opportunity to attend at least one state, regional or national meeting.

Last updated January 8, 2021