Letter from the Director

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Dear Resident Applicant, Incoming Residents, and Returning Residents:

Welcome!

The UCSD-SDSU Preventive Medicine Residency offers comprehensive preventive medicine training, with access to the resources of two premier institutions.  At the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), you will be part of a large academic, clinical, teaching and research institution with over 600 housestaff.  UCSD Preventive Medicine residents have access to the myriad of research activities conducted by the preventive medicine and general faculty.  Our core faculty is engaged in interdisciplinary research, with engineers, political scientists, trauma surgeons, psychologists, and others.  San Diego State University’s Graduate School of Public Health is a leader in health promotion and epidemiologic research, and many of the faculty is engaged in international research projects.  We have strong ties to the Department of Health Services at both the County and State level.  Our program provides rotations in community health centers in underserved communities, including rotations in clinical preventive medicine services for migrants, refugees, and underinsured populations.

While all of our residents are trained and grounded in clinical preventive medicine, research, and population-based medicine, including public health, our program has the flexibility to provide rotations and in-depth training in a specific area of interest.  Our graduates have been able to “follow their bliss” in pursuing careers tailored to their interests.

Your colleagues in the preventive medicine training program are from a variety of backgrounds, including our military outservice residents, who contribute to the program in many ways.  Their military training has provided them with a population-based perspective, enhancing the civilian training experiences of their fellow residents.  We encourage applicants who have completed an MPH or a clinical residency to consider the UCSD-SDSU Preventive Medicine Residency, as we have the capacity and flexibility to build on previous training, and are able to avoid redundancy.

We are proud of our residents and graduates, who have gone on to make a meaningful difference to the field.  We have highlighted their achievements at this website.

While we have attempted to provide clarity and direction in our website, please feel free to contact us directly for more information.

Sincerely,L_Hill_-_cropped-low

Linda L. Hill, MD, MPH
Director, UCSD/SDSU Preventive Medicine Residency