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    Preventive Medicine Residency
    Mail Code: 1864
    1100 W. 49th St.
    Austin, TX 78756

    Phone: 512-776-3686
    Fax: 512-776-2822


    PrevMed@dshs.texas.gov

DSHS Preventive Medicine – Public Health Residency Program


The Preventive Medicine Residency at the Texas Department of State Health Services provides hands-on experience in public health and population medicine at the local, state, and national levels. Trainees receive the comprehensive and experiential training necessary to excel in the field of preventive medicine through the resources of our health department and external partners. Our program prioritizes the key leadership, policy development, and clinical skills necessary to promote health, prevent disease, and improve population wellness.


Mission Statement and Educational Goals

The DSHS Preventive Medicine Residency prepares physicians for a competent and productive preventive medicine career. The curriculum and training experiences enable the resident to reach the overall program educational goals:

  1. Achieve core and preventive medicine specialty competencies necessary for effective practice;
  2. Master subject matter pertaining to the scope of public health and preventive medicine duties of DSHS; and
  3. Attain board certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Last updated July 24, 2019