Apply to Host a PMR/F

PMR/F Host Site Application Process

Due to the composition of the 2019 Preventive Medicine and Residency class, we are not accepting Host Site applications at this time.

For questions, send us an email at PrevMed@cdc.gov.

PMR/F learners work in a service learning environment to better understand how to efficiently address major population health issues. Public health, health care, and community health agencies and organizations that host PMR/F learners can address priority public health projects by utilizing learners’ specialized skills in project management, program evaluation, policy analysis, grant management, and population health improvement.

All PMR/F learners are assigned to a federal, state, or local government agency in the U.S. Learners entering the program with state or local public health experience are assigned to federal health agencies while those with experience in federal public health are placed in state or local public health agencies. This placement method helps provide learners with a balanced exposure to different levels of governmental public health.

Host sites interested in hosting a PMR/F should review the host site, supervisory, and funding information included in the drop down boxes below.

Host Site Requirements and Responsibilities

To host a PMR/F, host sites must:

  • Be a federal, state, or local public health or healthcare agency
  • Be based in the United States (including Alaska, Hawaii, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico, but not other U.S. territories)
  • Have both a primary and secondary supervisor with experience in public health program management to mentor each learner
  • Provide a safe and open work environment for residents and fellows
  • Provide travel and registration expenses for learners to attend the annual Health Policy Orientation Courseexternal icon in Washington, D.C., and the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) Annual Meetingexternal icon

While hosting a PMR/F, host sites are responsible for:

  • Providing staff who are willing work with the PMR/F learner and who have expertise in policy development, program evaluation, and statistics
  • Paying for expenses and travel arrangements for the learner to attend any courses that are not sponsored by the PMR/F program
    • Note: International travel may not be possible for all learners due to policies that do not allow term-limited trainees to obtain official passports. PMR/F learners are considered term-limited trainees.
  • Providing a computer and associated equipment to enable the learner to access secure files at the host site
    • If the learner is using a CDC-issued laptop that is compatible with the host site system, host site must provide compatible equipment (e.g. a monitor, keyboard, and mouse).
  • Providing administrative support, including a site orientation, badging/security, ergonomic workstation, restrooms, parking, and options for alternative commuting (e.g., showers and lockers for bicycle commuters)
Supervisory Requirements and Responsibilities

The relationship between our learners and their host site supervisors and mentors is a critical component of PMR/F leadership and management training. All host sites must have both a primary and secondary supervisor with experience in public health program management to mentor each learner.

All primary and secondary supervisors must:

  • Have two or more years of applied public health experience beyond graduate school or the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program
  • Have one or more years of experience supervising staff or managing public health programs at the host site
  • Be full-time employees at the host site
  • Be at the same physical location as the PMR/F learner’s assignment location (same office building, floor, and division)

While hosting a PMR/F, primary supervisors are responsible for:

  • Orienting the learner to the host site
  • Ensuring the learner has access to an established workspace, computer, phone, administrative/ information technology support system, and security clearances/badges
  • Providing direct oversight of the learner’s day-to-day activities with responsibility appropriate to the learner’s level of training
  • Providing access to appropriate projects that fulfill the PMR/F performance requirements
  • Providing both formal and informal mentorship opportunities to the learner throughout the training
  • Ensuring on-time completion of all administrative and evaluation functions
  • Having regularly-scheduled meetings with the learner to review projects and provide consultation

While hosting a PMR/F, secondary supervisors are responsible for:

  • Helping the primary supervisor accomplish their assigned tasks for the learner
  • Serving as an alternate primary supervisor when needed
  • Helping ensure access to appropriate projects that fulfill the PMR/F performance requirements
  • Providing both formal and informal training opportunities to the learner throughout the fellowship or residency
  • Helping ensure on-time completion of all administrative and evaluation functions
  • Having regularly scheduled meetings with the learner to review projects and provide consultation
Funding Requirements

The PMR/F program pays all associated costs for:

  • Learner salary and benefits
    • The PMR/F program will provide the full-time equivalent (FTE) for PMR/F learners hosted at CDC.
    • The PMR/F program will fund all salary and benefit costs for PMR/F learners at locations external to CDC.
  • Travel to the one-week Train-the-Trainer course in May preceding the start of the fellowship or residency
  • Travel to the five-week PMR/F Orientation in June/July
  • Travel to the annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) conference (late April)

 

Host sites, both internal and external to CDC, must pay all registration and travel costs for the learner to attend the following courses:

Host sites must provide benefits equivalent to the Government Services Administration limits for hotel, airfare, meals and expensesexternal icon.

Preventive Medicine Resident Clinical Requirements

Preventive medicine residents are required to complete 40 days of patient care in a clinical setting each academic year (approximately one eight-hour day per week). Sites hosting residents must have an appropriately credentialed physician willing to supervise the resident during clinic hours.

The PMR/F program has established relationships with clinical sites in Atlanta, GA, and Washington, D.C., which enable residents to meet this requirement.

Host sites outside of these locations must indicate on their position description how they will provide access to a clinic within a reasonable distance from the worksite that will support residents in accord with Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)external icon accreditation policies.

Host sites unable to provide access to a clinic site will only be eligible to host preventive medicine fellows.

Clinical Site Requirements and Responsibilities

Clinical sites without an established relationship with the PMR/F program are required to:

Clinical sites interested in establishing a relationship with the PMF/R program can send an email to PrevMed@cdc.gov for additional information about the requirements listed above.

Clinical site supervisors are responsible for:

  • Assuming ultimate responsibility for each patient’s care
  • Overseeing the day-to-day clinical care responsibilities of the resident
  • Providing adequate clinical learning opportunities for the resident throughout the learner’s training experience
  • Reviewing the resident’s clinical care approach, notes, and plans for each patient at a level appropriate to the resident’s training
  • Ensuring on-time completion of all administrative and evaluation functions for the clinical care component of the residency

How to Apply

Due to the composition of the 2019 Preventive Medicine and Residency class, we are not accepting Host Site applications at this time.

Host site applications open in early October. All eligible agencies interested in hosting a PMR/F learner will need to apply through an online application. All applications must be received by the deadline indicated in the Key Dates drop down below to be considered. Host sites should review the biography of each learner in the new class to consider whether one or more of them would be a good fit for your site before applying.

Host sites should submit the following information through the online application:

Once the host site application period opens, you will be able to access the online application from a link on this page. Through the online application, you will submit the following information:

  • Your program name and location
  • The primary and secondary supervisors’ names, degrees, titles and experience with mentoring residents or fellows
  • A brief (3-5 line) description of potential projects for each of the five PMR/F Project Areas. Please note which project area is being addressed for each project.

Submit a position description through our online portal.

Review the drop down below for key dates in the PMR/F host site application process.

Key Dates
Preventive Medicine Residency and Fellowship (PMR/F) Class of 2017 Deadlines and Decision Dates

 

October PMR/F learner biographies are posted on the PMR/F web site
Host site applications open
November Host site applications close at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).
All applications and supporting materials must be received by the deadline.
Late applications will not be considered.
November Approved host sites are invited to participate in interview and match process.
November Approved host sites submit final position descriptions to PMR/F program by 5:00 p.m. (ET) via online application.
November – December Learners interview with at least three host sites
January Learners and host sites submit rank lists to the PMR/F program by 5:00 p.m. (ET)
January PMR/F notifies host sites and learners of match results.
Mid-May Incoming class of fellows and residents participate in a one-week Train-the-Trainer course (paid for through PMR/F program)
June to August Learners relocate if necessary, attend PMR/F orientation in Atlanta, GA during the month of July, and start at host site (approximately the first week of Aug. 1).