Kaiser-UCSF Joint Residency in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine (IM/PM)
- This program is a partnership between Kaiser Permanente, UCSF Division of Preventive Medicine & Public Health and the UC Berkeley School of Public Health.
- It is one of only five such programs in the country and the only one in the western half of the United States.
- The program provides versatile, customizable training in clinical medicine, applied and translational research, population health, and public health practice.
- IM/PM residents learn how to be excellent clinicians, delivering medical care in multiple contexts, while also obtaining advanced training in clinical and applied research skills.
- Graduating residents can earn board certification in both Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine.
- Graduating residents are well prepared for diverse, competitive career tracks, including clinical research, academic medicine, health policy, primary care and specialty training, and state and national public health practice
- Recent graduates are working at the Centers for Disease Control, various state and federal public health agencies, and academic medical institutions.
- The First and Second Year: this stagte is very similar to the categorical internal medicine track and helps to lay a foundation for solid clinical training, working in an integrated, prevention-oriented health network. Residents also complete 3 months in preventive medicine during these 2 years, which can include research at UCSF or affiliate sites.
- The Third Year: In this academic year, residents receive full funding for tuition (in addition to receiving a full PGY-3 salary) to attend the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and study epidemiology, environmenal health, occupational health, public health and health policy, culminating in a Masters' in Public Health degree.
- The Fourth Year: Residents obtain practical training in public health, rotating at UCSF-affiliated research institutes and state/local health departments. Residents also engage in clinical outcomes and transitional research at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research.
- Critically analyze and interpret study design and data in peer reviewed medical journals.
- Independently conduct and lead clinical research, including selection of appropriate study design, data collection and analysis.
- Investigate a disease outbreak.
- Implement innovative programs to reduce the exposure to risk factors for an illness or condition in a population.
- Conduct policy analysis to assess its impact on the health of a population.
- Design and operate a surveillance system to monitor health status of a community.
- Select appropriate, evidence-based, clinical preventive services for individuals and populations.
- Critically assess and respond to individual and population risks for common occupational and environmental disorders.
- Plan and manage emergency preparedness programs.
- Identify and characterize community health problems.
- Design, implement, and evaluate public health programs, laws and regulations to protect health and ensure the safety of populations.
- Global burden of disease, medical relief and health care in developing countries
- Designing, leading and analyzing clinical research using applied training in epidemiology and biostatistics
- Improving access to health care for underserved populations and addressing population-level determinants of health disparities
- Improving health care quality and delivery
- Health care reform and designing equitable health policy
- Control and prevention of infectious disease, including investigation of epidemics and outbreaks
- Health literacy, medical journalism and mass communication of medical information in public health
- Resident safety and medical education
- Preventive health screening and prevention of chronic disease
- Providing clinical care in ambulatory or academic settings
- Application of preventive health priniciples in medical practice (as primary care physicians, fellows, and/or specialists)
- Environmental and occupational medicine, toxicology
Is the IM/PM program a good fit for me?
The Residency draws a diverse cohort of residents sharing broad interests in research and clinical practice. Residents share a common interest of addressing and researching broader, population-level patterns of disease, in addition to providing direct patient care. Examples of IM/PM residents’ interests, research and career goals include:
How to Apply:
The IM/PM residency program accepts two residents per year.
The combined residency is a separate track from the categorical internal medicine track. Applicants will find the combined IM/PM program by selecting "Internal Medicine/Preventive Medicine" (as opposed to "Internal Medicine") from the drop down list of Specialties at the NRMP website. The specific ACGME ID number for the combined program is 751-05-44-011
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