The Public Health and Preventive Medicine Residency Program is a five-year medical specialty program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Physicians must apply to the program through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (www.carms.ca
). The training program consists of a clinical component (minimum one clinical year with an option of a second clinical year in Family Medicine), academic coursework in community health sciences (possibly leading to a Master of Science or Master of Public Health Degree), and required and elective rotations in applied public health and public health and preventive medicine. With this training, graduates of the residency program may choose from a variety of career options as public health and preventive medicine specialists, including working as a public health physician at the local, provincial, national or international level, providing community-based clinical services with a focus on prevention, planning and administration of health services, assessment and control of environmental and occupational health problems, and/or teaching and research in an academic setting.