Preventive Medicine Curriculum

Residents are encouraged to tailor their education plan to meet their own interests in preventive medicine, while still meeting the ACGME Preventive Medicine Core Competencies and Milestones. Baseline evaluations of the residents upon starting the residency are used to determine their residency-training plan, with continued semiannual assessments. This includes the American College of Preventive Medicine written in-service examination available to all residencies.

A Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSCR) is required and completed over two years. Year one includes structured daily MSCR courses along with the monthly residency rotations. Year two includes independent study courses in the MSCR, completion of a research thesis, and monthly residency rotations.

First Year Rotations (PGY2)

  • Health Disparities in NM and Beyond
  • UNM HSC Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Promotion
  • New Mexico Department of Health
  • Adolescent Medicine/School Based Health Center
  • Preventive Medicine Foundations
  • Population Health Promotion
  • Longitudinal Core A
  • Electives

 Second Year Rotations (PGY3)

  • Emerging to Health Equity
  • UNM Outpatient Infectious Diseases
  • New Mexico Department of Health
  • Toxicology and Occupational Diseases
  • Center for Life and Integrative Medicine
  • Medical Management and Leadership
  • Longitudinal Core B
  • Electives

Completed over both years (PGY2 & PGY3)

  • Clinical Preventive Medicine Initiative (Longitudinal Clinical Care)
  • Preventive Medicine Didactics
  • Journal Club
  • Board Review
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Cornerstone Projects
  • Quality Improvement Project
  • Patient Safety Project