About the General Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Preventive medicine is a unique medical specialty that bridges the divide between public health and clinical medicine. Knowledge and skills of clinical medicine are combined with those of population health to address a broad range of areas. Residents will gain skills and competencies in:

  • Health promotion and wellness
  • Environmental and occupational health
  • Practice of prevention in clinical medicine
  • Management of health care organizations
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Health policy
  • Research related to causes and prevention of injury and disease in specific populations

The UNM Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Program is approved for 4 residents each year. Our accredited program is tailored to meet the educational needs and professional interest of each resident. We offer two years of training that includes coursework leading to a Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) degree. The program provides residents with full tuition to complete the MSCR degree. Residents also gain experience in public health and clinical practice through a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities.

Program Highlights