Preventive Medicine and Biometrics

Who Can Apply

Active Duty Medical Corp Officers

Must be a US citizen and a graduate from an accredited (Liaison Committee for Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association) school of medicine in the US or Puerto Rico; be currently enrolled or have completed an accredited PGY1 year program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); have passed Steps 1-3 of a US licensure examination and possess a current unrestricted medical license and be able to meet the utilization requirements. Physicians currently in an FYGME program at the PGY1 level must apply for licensure and hold a state license before the start of the PGY3 year. Any active duty MC officer who graduated from a foreign medical school must possess a standard certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Preventive Medicine physicians from another Preventive Medicine specialty (Occupational Medicine or Aerospace Medicine) typically must complete all required residency years and be board eligible/certified in their initial specialty and pay back any obligations in their original specialty before they are permitted to apply for additional training in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine Residency.

Civilian Physicians (who are willing and able to enter Active Duty)

Must be a US citizen and a graduate from an accredited (Liaison Committee for Medical Education or American Osteopathic Association) school of medicine in the US or Puerto Rico; be currently enrolled or completed an accredited PGY1 year program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) ; have no contractual obligation for military service in the selected reserves; have passed Steps 1-3 of the licensure examination; possess a current unrestricted medical license; agree to immediately withdraw from the civilian match upon execution of a training agreement indicating acceptance into a DoD training program and meet eligibility criteria for entry onto active duty. Civilian physicians, who are currently in their PGY1 year of training, must apply for licensure and hold a state license before the start of the PGY3 year. If applying as a second residency, must be enrolled or have completed all required residency years and be board eligible/certified in their initial specialty;

  • A reserve officer who has a contractual active duty service obligation as a result of participation in a federally funded undergraduate program, who is currently in the specialty delay program, and meets all eligibility criteria is eligible to apply for training.
  • Physicians who have performed their first year of GME in an accredited program in one specialty and wish to apply for training in a different specialty may do so. The application should indicate training will start at the PGY2 level. If selected, the length of training specified in the contract will be adjusted to meet board eligibility requirements.