Our Preventive Medicine Residency Program was developed with Borrego Health’s mission in mind which is to train competent, compassionate physicians who are well versed in the care of underserved communities while also striving to focus on Preventive Medicine-Centered education.


Graduate Coursework


During the first year, trainees who do not have a prior Master of Public Health degree (or equivalent education) complete coursework to obtain a Master of Public Health degree online through St. George’s University. 


Research and Scholarly Activity


All residents participate in research and scholarly activity prior to graduation. In addition to their quality improvement project, residents will work on case reports and research projects alongside a mentor of their choosing.


Didactic Training


The didactic curriculum of the program includes coursework, biweekly seminars in preventive medicine, journal clubs, and grand rounds, as well as local and national conferences.  These didactic programs are required for all residents and occur during both years of the residency program.



Public Health System Rotation: The public health system practicum rotations focus on training in applied epidemiology and public health, primarily occurring in the county public health settings.

Health care system Rotation: The health care system practicum rotations focus on training in quality and systems improvement, primarily based in two main settings. Residents will also have the opportunity for elective experiences with Borrego’s Quality Improvement team.


Clinical Work


Residents will provide direct patient care services at least one day a week throughout both years of the program.  Residents will maintain continuity of patient care, focusing on at-risk populations and disease prevention.

Contact Us

Kelli Komada

Preventive Medicine Program Coordinator


Phone: 951.384.6011, ext. 6311

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