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The UCLA Preventive Medicine Residency Fellowship is a two-year training program. Upon graduation, physicians are eligible for certification from the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Curriculum Overview

Year One

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 Masters' in Public Health.
  • Full tuition support is provided by the program.
  • In addition, 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 Two

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.


  1. ERAS Common Application Form

  2. Three Letters of Recommendation + Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) from the Dean
    • We ask that your 3 LORs include a summary of your activites and interests in public health/preventive medicine from the following people:
      - Letter of recommendation from residency
      - Letter of recommendation form your current/recent program director
      - Dean's letter
      *** LORs are to follow the format listed on AAIM

  3. Personal Statement

  4. Photo (2x2 passport size photo with white background)

  5. Curriculum Vitae

  6. Medical School Transcripts

// CONTACT our PM Team

Meghan Narikawa

UCLA Preventive Medicine Fellowship Coordinator

(310) 267-9641

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Please fill out the information below and we will get back to you ASAP.

ELECTIVE for FOURTH YEAR Medical Students

  • Understand the concepts of health promotion, prevention and disease

  • Understand the concepts of prevention in clinical medicine and management of common diseases that can be prevented

  • Understand the concepts of how healthcare intersects with public health

  • Understand the concepts of medical management, research, population health and policy

  • Understand the variety of career paths available for preventive medicine board-certified physicians