Starting a preventive medicine residency program or accepting a new role as a program director? Learn from experienced program directors with first-hand knowledge in all facets of launching and running a successful residency program. With topics ranging from funding and accreditation to helping residents find jobs post-residency - this series of interviews with experienced program directors provides the insight and knowledge you need to get started. 

Podcast Episodes

  • Making the Case for Program

    Making the Case for Program

    The first step in developing a residency program is finding an institution to host it. But why would someone want to start a residency program? In this episode, Dr. Patrick Remington shares the story of how they started a program at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the many benefits a program brings to an institution. 

  • Working with ACGME on Program Accreditation

    Working with ACGME on Program Accreditation

    All preventive medicine residency programs must go through an accreditation and continuing certification process to ensure they are educating students to the highest standards. However, this doesn’t have to be a stressful requirement, and ACGME is here to help program directors prepare their residents for success. Learn more about the accreditation and review process from Dr. Kate Hatlak, Executive Director for Preventive Medicine.

  • Funding a Residency Program

    Funding a Residency Program

    One of the greatest challenges of running a preventive medicine residency program is securing a sustained source of funding. Every program is different, and many employ a variety of funding mechanisms to run the program. In this episode, Dr. Linda Hill details some of those mechanisms, and insights into how program directors can ensure a program continues to operate. 

  • Recruiting Residents and the Standardized Acceptance Process

    Recruiting Residents and the Standardized Acceptance Process

    In this episode, Dr. Jim Tacci, the program director at the University of Rochester, discusses the unique match process for preventive medicine residents. Dr. Tacci is one of the key advisers of the Standardized Acceptance Process (SAP), the ACPM-facilitated match program for preventive medicine. This episode covers the entirety of the SAP, from conducting resident interviews to accepting matched residents. 

  • Building the Residency Team

    Building the Residency Team

     A residency program director cannot run the program on their own. They need a team of assistant directors, program coordinators and faculty to help train and educate residents. In this episode, Dr. Sarah Turbow explains what goes in to building a strong residency program team. 

  • Developing Curriculum

    Developing Curriculum

    In this episode, Dr. Karen Studer, program director at Loma Linda University, breaks down the essential components of planning resident academic activities. From timing and the planning process to key considerations for developing subject matter that is enriching and prepares residents for careers in preventive medicine, Dr. Studer shares both key concepts and requirements and insightful real world experience from running a residency program.

  • Evaluating Residents

    Evaluating Residents

    An essential part of helping residents grow and develop as physicians is timely and insightful evaluation. In this episode, Dr. Sarah Turbow shares helpful insights on developing a resident evaluation program. 

  • Encouraging Research and Publication Skills

    Encouraging Research and Publication Skills

    In this episode, Dr. Yuri Jadotte, program director at Stoney Brook University and Editor-in-Chief of AJPM FOCUS, discusses the importance of developing skills needed to publish in academic journals. From helping residents ensure their research design matches their objectives, to understanding how to apply academic skills in every day practice, Dr. Jadotte shares helpful insights, resources and best practices.  

  • Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a PMR

    Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a PMR

    In this episode, Dr. Anita Geevargeese, former program director for the New York City Department of Health residency program shares her perspective on centering DEI in residency programs, including efforts and best practices programs can undertake and ensure a diverse applicant pool and advance the training of physicians from historically under-represented backgrounds in the medical profession.

  • Preparing Residents for Board Certification

    Preparing Residents for Board Certification

    The ultimate goal of a residency program is to prepare residents for board certification so that they can become practicing preventive medicine physicians. In this episode, learn about the board certification process from Dr. Jill Waalen, and her helpful insights on the best way to prepare residents for success in the final stretch of residency.