General Preventive Medicine Residency Program

Residents in General Preventive Medicine are provided training in settings where decisions about the health  of defined populations are routinely made and where analyses and policies affecting the health of these individuals are under active study and development.

It is our mission is to give physicians a firm educational foundation and a proficient competence in the practice of general preventive medicine. Residents are armed with knowledge and skills of preventive medicine and public health, to acquire leading roles in the field of public health and to work proficiently towards the health of individuals and populations in order to promote and maintain health and well-being and prevent disease and disability.

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The UTMB Health General Preventive Medicine Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Program Highlights

  • 24 month competency-based curriculum includes epidemiology, biostatistics, health care administration, environmental health, and behavioral sciences training followed by preventive medicine practicum experience
  • Develop the ability to conduct independent research in the field of preventive medicine and public health
  • Preparation for leadership roles in academia, government, corporations, and other relevant settings
  • Develop and complete a capstone to earn an MPH degree
  • Public Health practicum
  • Qualify residents to be eligible to sit for the certification examination of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (General Preventive Medicine & Public Health)
  • Experiences with a variety of state and local agencies, as well as with local, national and international organizations 
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Objectives

Practicum Opportunities

  • Apply knowledge and skills in population health needs assessment and program development and education
  • Develop the ability to conduct independent research in the field of preventive medicine and public health
  • Prepare to be an effective health educator with individual patients as well as communities
  • Prepare to for leadership roles in academia, government, corporations, and other relevant settings
  • Qualify to sit for the certification examination of the American Board of Preventive Medicine (General Preventive Medicine & Public Health)
  • Galveston County Health District (GCHD)
  • Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services (HCPH)
  • Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS)
  • South Texas Environmental Education & Research (STEER) program
  • Frontera de Salud program
  • St. Vincent’s Clinic (UTMB medically underserved clinic on Galveston Island)
  • Hope Clinic (serving under-served Asian community in Houston)
  • UTMB Health Tropical Medicine Clinic
  • UTMB Health Employee Health Clinic
  • Various international rotations addressing global health and travel medicine
  • Correctional medicine through the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and Harris County Sherrif's Department
  • Cancer prevention and control through the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, and the MD Anderson Cancer Center
Residents are also encouraged to apply for public health administrative opportunities at federal health agencies.

Contacts

Preventive Medicine Residency Programs
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1110

p. (409) 772-5845

Tarah Castleberry, DO, MPH
   
Tarah Castleberry, DO, MPH
Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Programs
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R. Yvette Schulz
Program Manager, Preventive Medicine Residency Programs

p. (409) 772-5845
ryschulz@utmb.edu

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