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Previous Resident Accomplishments

"I enjoyed my Pfizer rotation at ACPM. I became more familiar with the Appropriations process and learned how to advocate for pertinent policy issues. From writing the written testimony for submission to the House Appropriations Subcommitee on Labor-HHS-Education to making factsheets for the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) to organizing the NVDRS Hill Day (just to name a few), I got to work on a variety of projects for ACPM.  I also enjoyed meeting with staff from various Congressional offices to advocate for preventinve medicine residency and NVDRS funding and learned about relevant, curent health policy issues by attending various Hill briefings and coalition meetings. "
– Wonha Kim, MD, MPH


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The American College of Preventive Medicine is pleased to administer the ACPM Practicum Rotation in Health Policy and Preventive Medicine, based in Washington, DC at the office of the American College of Preventive Medicine. This program is intended to give preventive medicine residents an opportunity to participate in preventive medicine policy activities in the nation's capital.

Residents from across the country are encouraged to apply. ACPM will help find housing options if needed.

Under this program, residents work at ACPM for up to three months. The activities during each rotation will be tailored to take advantage of ACPM’s national policy focus and the many policy bodies in Washington, DC, including Congress, federal health agencies, and non-governmental health organizations. Examples of possible activities include:

  • Work on activities to expand the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS) 
  • Assist the National Violence Prevention Network in advocacy efforts
  • Developing ACPM policy and position statements, especially on emerging issues,
  • Developing briefing materials for meetings with congressional staff and regulatory agencies,
  • Participating in meetings of national health policy coalitions to which ACPM belongs,
  • Working with ACPM’s Policy Committee to identify and carry out high priority activities,
  • Developing CME modules for ACPM members, particularly on topics directly relating to preventive medicine policy and practice,
  • Preparing grant proposals, and
  • Developing consumer education materials.

Under this program, ACPM will pay residency programs $4,000/month. Residency programs are responsible for stipend payments to residents. A travel allowance will be given to the resident, if needed.

This program is supported by an educational grant from the Joyce Foundation.



Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply, please submit the attached electronic application form along with a current CV and a letter of recommendation from your Residency Program Director. Please e-mail your application to ACPM. ACPM Residency Program Application.
Address: 455 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20001

If you have questions, please contact Paul Bonta at or 202-466-2044, ext. 110.

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