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Under supervision, in a Department of Health Services training program approved for residency training by a medical specialty board, to receive basic training in preventive medicine; to perform appropriate public health work for the limited period of time required to complete residency training; and to do other related work.
The residency program provides training approved by a recognized American Medical Specialty Board for its respective medical specialty. Training is generally conducted in the California Department of Health Services or in a local public health agency.
Residents are required to comply with California state law, rules, and regulations regarding certification or licensure by the Medical Board of California or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners.
All appointments are limited to the period of time required to satisfactorily complete the specialized training requirements for the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Under supervision of a qualified professional in preventive medicine and public health, in the California Department of Health Services or in a local public health agency, receives training in the administration, implementation, and evaluation of public health programs. Performs epidemiological investigations of acute and chronic diseases and injuries. Uses appropriate statistical techniques in the design of health studies and interpretation of findings. Applies clinical interventions in the general population. Assesses health risk factors in individual persons and groups and prescribes appropriate interventions. Assesses and ameliorates the impact of environmental and occupational risk factors in individual persons and in groups. Assesses the clinical and public health program needs of populations. Collaborates with other members of the public health agency staff.
Under supervision, engages in a preventive health program major project as mutually agreed upon by the preceptor, the resident, and the program. Prepares a written project report which shall be submitted to the Department of Health Services, including problem description, analysis, alternative solutions, and recommendations.
Receives planned and organized professional training in preventive medicine. Attends all scheduled classes, lectures, seminars, and conferences. Prepares monthly and quarterly reports on training progress, final evaluation of the Program, and any other records required by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
1. Graduation from an approved medical or osteopathic school. and
2. Possession of a medical or osteopathic license for the practice of medicine in California as determined by the Medical Board of California or the California Board of Osteopathic Examiners. and
3. One year of clinical training from an accredited program, preferably in preventive medicine training.
Knowledge of: Principles and methods of preventive medicine and public health.
Ability to: Prepare comprehensive reports; communicate effectively; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Demonstrated interest in and aptitude for preventive medicine and public health; tact; patience; and emotional stability.