2-YR Track

The UCLA Fellowship in General Preventive Medicine & Public Health is a two-year, ACGME accredited fellowship available to physicians who have completed residency.  Upon graduation from our fellowship program, physicians are eligible for certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

1-YR Fast Track

*For trainees who are board eligible in a primary care specialty and have 50% Master of Public Health (MPH) requirements completed prior to seeking admission to PM fellowship, you are able to take the 1-year fast track.

Curriculum is tailored to individual experience of the fellow 


PM curriculum

Year 1

The first year of the PM fellowship consists of mostly didactic training, complemented with clinical rotations, designed to build a foundation in the skills of public health, biostatistics, and epidemiology.

  • Fellows apply and gain acceptance to the UCLA School of Public Health, where they complete a Master in Public Health (MPH) degree in Health Policy Management.
  • Full tuition support is provided by the program
  • Fellows rotate through various clinical experiences in LA county, applying didactic knowledge in the context of clinical operations and patient care
  • Fellows also begin to collect data and plan for their Preventive Medicine thesis / project.
  • Continuous mentorship is provided to identify and support fellow’s research interests and career goals

Year 2

During the second year, PM fellows rotate through a variety of state and local health agencies, focusing on acquiring and applying practical skills of population health.

  • Fellows can tailor their rotation schedule based on career and research interests from a menu of available options
  • Fellows fulfill core PM fellowship program requirements in environmental and occupational health, infectious disease, community medicine, and local systems of health
  • Fellows complete their thesis/project

List of Rotations


Footnotes: ¹Most rotations are 4 weeks long, some are 2 weeks long ²Clinical refers to individual or group care delivered in a healthcare setting; Population-based refers to population-based activities, programs and/or research.