Preventive Medicine and Biometrics

How to Apply

The NCC (USUHS) GPM Residency does not participate in the civilian residency match program, but instead uses the DoD Joint Service Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (JSGMESB) to select our residents. The application cycle for applying usually starts in mid July of the year prior to the intended start date. Applications are typically accepted through early September. The JSGMESB then meets early in December each year, and notification of those selected occurs shortly thereafter, usually by posting to the Service respective graduate medical education websites. Air Force and Navy information on the JSGMESB process is available from:

550 C Street W Suite 25
Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4727
COMM: 210-565-2638 DSN 665-2638
Toll Free: 1-800-531-5800
FAX: 210-565-2830

Main Physician Education site

Naval Medical Education and Training Command
Graduate Programs - Code O3CMC15
Bldg 1, Tower 15
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889-5611
Navy Medicine Manpower, Training, and Education Command
GME website

Note: For Navy GME our USU program is considered an "Other Federal Institution" (OFI) Training Program

COMM: (301) 319-4518 DSN: 285-4518
Residents designating the NCC (USUHS) GPM residency training program as their first choice are required by the JSGMESB to interview with the residency Program Directors either in person or by phone if travel is not possible based on individual circumstances. It is also advisable to arrange for an interview even if our program is only your second choice, as sometimes the selection process results in residents being placed in other than their first choice for training. Please contact the residency director or administrator to arrange for an interview (see contact information below).

Application to the USUHS MPH or MTM&H program is done separately after acceptance to the NCC (USUHS) Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency Programthrough the JSGMESB. Information on application to the USUHS graduate school is available at The deadline for application to the MPH or MTM&H program is 1 January.

Applicants must have, at a minimum, completed an internship of which at least 11months are clinical. Fulfilling this requirement allows the internship to count as the PGY1 year for ABPM certification eligibility. It is experientially helpful and preferred by the sponsoring Services for prospective residents to complete at least an initial tour as a general medical officer (GMO), flight surgeon (FS), or undersea medical officer (UMO). Many past and current residents enter the GPM residency already board certified in another specialty, such as Family Medicine, Pediatrics, or Internal Medicine. However, qualified and motivated applicants have been accepted for training immediately after internship.

Contact information

The administrator for both the GPM and OEM residency programs may be reached by phone at 301-295-3717 for further inquiry. Also, contact information for both NCC (USUHS) residency program directors is updated annually.

GPM Residency Program Director
PMB Department
(301)295-3717(Program Administrator)