Preventive medicine residency program directors are the heart of our profession. They provide the preventive medicine training that the next generation of aspiring physicians need to achieve, leading the way at the cutting edge of the practice.

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) supports PMR directors by connecting them with fellow directors in programs across the country to share educational resources and best practices, funding strategies, ideas for rotations, and more. ACPM also aids the development of course curricula, unique rotations, and several other areas of importance. Connect with our support system today!
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Advocating for PMR Programs

As the leading advocate for the funding of preventive medicine residency programs in Congress, ACPM is your ongoing support mechanism for policy and action. Discover our advocacy resources that show how you can engage your Congressional leaders to support predictable-sustainable funding for preventive medicine.
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Standardized Acceptance Process (SAP)

The preventive medicine Standardized Acceptance Process (SAP) is a service offered by ACPM to aid in matching prospective preventive medicine residents with available positions at residency programs across the country. The SAP helps to create homogeneity in residency program acceptance timetables, and ensures programs and candidates have adequate time to complete interviews and make and accept offers. Since 2018, nearly three quarters of all General Preventive Medicine and Public Health residency programs have participated in the SAP match. 

SAP policy information, program guidelines and resources for 2022 will be posted soon. 

2021 - 2022 SAP SCHEDULE

  • October 12 - October 31 - Programs Register for the SAP

  • November - January 21, 2022 - Applicants Register for the SAP

  • November 12 - Program Informational Session

  • November 19 - Applicant Informational Session

  • January 24 - 28, 2022 - Applicants submit ranked lists

  • February 1- 4, 2022 - Programs submit ranked lists

  • February 7 - 11, 2022 - SAP pairing period

If you have questions about the SAP program, please email

Resources for Program Directors

ACPM is committed to supporting residency program directors in all facets of their careers. We’re changing the way PMR’s have access to resources so they can better administer their expertise at preventive medicine schools across the country. 

If you believe in our mission for disease, disability, and death prevention, we invite you to join with us as a professional resource, and to receive additional informative resources from our organization. ACPM is honored to serve as the home for preventive medicine professionals, including those that operate leading preventive medicine residency programs.
We also invite you to view more about opportunities and resources for residents and PMR directors, including: As members, we continue to move forward together for preventive medicine advancement. We appreciate any and all donations to continue to add to our knowledge hub. Have questions or want to speak with one of our member representatives? Email us today at or call (202) 466-2044 for more information.