California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Immunization Branch Contract

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Investigator: George W. Rutherford, MD
Sponsor: California Department of Public Health

Location(s): United States

Description

The Residency Program in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health is a joint program offered by the UCSF School of Medicine and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. It offers an accredited two-year joint residency program in general preventive medicine.

Residents learn the basic components of preventive medicine, including a core curriculum in epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy and management, environmental and occupational health, the cultural, social and behavioral determinants of disease and the clinical practice of preventive medicine. Residents learn the skills necessary to serve as a health officer at the local, state or federal level upon graduation.

The program is directed by George W. Rutherford, M.D., Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, and James P. Seward, M.D., M.P.P., Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF. 

During the academic and practicum years, students serve as residents at UCSF in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and receive stipends at the PGY-4 level. The academic year leads to a M.P.H. degree from the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. During this year residents are full-time students at Berkeley.   Summer involves courses in epidemiology and biostatistics and rotation at the California Department of Public Health.