General Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Program Description and Objectives

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - San Diego State University (SDSU) General Preventive Medicine Residency Program is a fully accredited (ACGME) residency, co-sponsored by the UCSD and the SDSU, Graduate School of Public Health.  Residents of the program are both UCSD housestaff and SDSU graduate students throughout their residency experience.

Preventive Medicine is a specialized field of medical practice composed of distinct disciplines; public health and preventive medicine (GFM), aerospace medicine (AM), and occupational medicine (OM), which utilize skills focusing on defined populations in order to maintain health and well-being and prevent disease, disability and premature death.