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Preventative Medicine Residency Req's.

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  1. indya

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    I have noticed that some residency positions for preventative medicine require 3 years of PGY training, while some require only a transitional year. Which is more common?

    Sample 3 years reqd: Mayo
    http://www.mayo.edu/msgme/preventmed-rch-admissions.html

    sample 1 year reqd: Hopkins
    http://www.jhsph.edu/gpmr/apply_to_the_residency
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    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Administrator SDN Senior Moderator Lifetime Donor

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    The Mayo program is a *fellowship* not a residency, hence the requirement to be BE/BC with a completed residency.

    If you want to do a Preventive Med *residency* then most only require a TY or Prelim IM year.
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    Is there any difference in job opportunities for each choice?
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    Yes. The person who does it as a fellowship will also be a BE/BC internist and can work either in Primary Care or hospitalist work (plus all the other options available for a general internist) as well as Prev Med. The person who does a PM residency can only do Prev Med.

    That said, most people who do Prev Med do it because they want little/no clinical interaction although this is not a universal truth.

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