Internal Medicine/MPH Combined Track

In partnership with the UCLA School of Public Health, we offer a dual Internal Medicine/ Master of Public Health residency track.

Program Objective

The goal of the combined Internal Medicine/ MPH program is to enhance the training of future physicians and leaders by developing knowledge and skills in community needs assessment, health education and promotion, chronic disease management, health policy, health care management, and design/ evaluation of population based interventions.

Program Description

The first three years of this combined program are spent as categorical residents at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles where residents will have an exceptional opportunity to study population care in a comprehensive and longitudinal system. Integrated into the curriculum, during PG-2 year, residents in the combined track will be enrolled in Public Health Problem Solving course. Especially designed for our residents by the UCLA School of Public Health, this course will help our residents become familiar with the multidisciplinary nature and broad scope of the field of Public Health, and to begin to build an understanding of how theory and research can be effectively integrated and applied in medicine and public health practice.

During the fall of their third year, residents will apply to the UCLA School of Public Health*, and upon acceptance will matriculate at UCLA during the fourth year, where in addition to receiving a full PGY-4 salary, they will be reimbursed in-state tuition.

*UCLA School of Public health will accept MCAT results in lieu of GRE examination, and requires a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered for admission.