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General Preventive Medicine Residency

Apply to the Residency

The Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Residency training comprises PGY-2 and PGY-3. To be eligible to apply for the residency, physicians must complete at least one year of ACGME-approved clinical training (PGY-1) in the United States prior to entering the residency.

Although it's not required, many of our applicants have completed training in a primary specialty.

How to Apply*

  1. All applicants to the General Preventive Medicine Residency program must apply via the online School of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) system.  Additional information and a link to SOPHAS may be found on the Admissions Office webpage. Please see the list of Required Application Materials before beginning your online application. 

    Applicants to the training program should select the appropriate designation listed in SOPHAS (i.e. RES/MPH GPMR 2021, RES/GPMR 2021) as their degree program.  Only one application is required.  All application materials should be submitted to SOPHAS as instructed.  The residency program and the MPH admissions committees will review the applications once they are complete. Acceptance by the school's MPH program is required for admission to the residency program.

         Applicants may use the ERAS system to submit their USMLE scores if they wish.  Please note that this is optional and does not replace the SOPHAS application.

        *Applicants to the Combined Family Medicine/Preventive Medicine Program or to the Transitional Internship Track, please refer to specific instructions.

Required Application Materials

The following application materials are required for your application to the residency program:

  • Online SOPHAS application
  • Official transcripts from EVERY college-level institution you attended (must be sent directly to SOPHAS)
  • International applicants must submit a course-by-course credential evaluation.  Note: World Education Services (WES) offers a discount to applicants using the SOPHAS system
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives
  • USMLE scores - Steps 1 and 2; (Step 3 preferred; copies should be uploaded to SOPHAS; official USMLE scores should be sent to JHSPH Admission Office)
  • Medical school dean's letter (if applicable, required only for applicants who have not completed a full residency)
  • ECFMG certification (if applicable, for foreign medical graduates only)
  • Verification of your clinical training. (A summative evaluation of internship training from the clinical program director will be requested for those that have not completed a full residency once the applicant has been admitted.

Application Deadline

Application deadline is October 15 preceding the July start date.  Applicants selected for interviews will be invited to participate in an interview day during November, December or January.

For more information, please contact us.

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