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PGY-3 Elective Rotations
An elective experience “outside” the Loma Linda University system is optional for preventive medicine PGY-3 residents in good standing academically and clinically, who wish to include training opportunities that are not available in the training program’s current rotations.
Elective rotations outside the LLU system do not provide salary funding. International elective rotations at specific sites affiliated with LLU may possibly be funded (i.e. LLU maintains an affiliation with a large number of mission hospitals throughout the world).
Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds
Fridays from 8:00-9:00pm at Nichol Hall, room 1209. Selected topics relevant to prevention and/or public health are presented by preventive medicine faculty and guest speakers. Guests are welcome to join us for Grand Rounds.
Preventive Medicine Teaching Conference
Teaching Conference is a weekly didactic conference for General Preventive Medicine & Public Health residents, Occupational Medicine residents, and Family & Preventive Medicine Residents. Conferences are scheduled on Fridays from 9:00am – 12:00pm in Nichol Hall. A faculty member will present a relevant topic each week, followed by a resident presentation on an assigned topic in the curriculum. Journal clubs, public health analyses, senior project updates, and statistical applications are some of the scheduled activities. The goals of this conference are to: 1) build thinking complexity from primary/secondary levels to tertiary levels, 2) help residents prepare for boards, 3) develop teamwork, presentation skills and professionalism, and 4) construct a framework for population medicine.
PGY-3 Senior Research Project
In the PGY-3 year, four hours per week of the resident’s schedule time may be devoted to a senior research project.
Areas of Suitable Direction for Senior Research Projects in Accordance with the ACPM’s Core Competencies and Performance Indicators for Preventive Medicine Residents include:
- An epidemiologic or biostatistical analysis of an existing data set.
- Clinical trials in areas that pertain to preventive medicine.
- Application of preventive medicine principles in a clinical setting, such as implementing a new educational intervention or redesigning a research database collection at any of the residency training sites, (e.g. establishing pharmacologic intervention in a preventive medicine clinic, designing protocol for appropriate chart documentation, obtaining departmental and/or research institutional approval, managing the initiation of the educational program or clinic and designing the assessment and evaluation tools).
- A complete review of the existing literature on the topic of prevention which has not previously been undertaken, which would lead to lecture material and preparation of a review article suitable for publication. International health field experience using the disciplines of research design, application of accurate demographic and assessment tools appropriate for the culture and setting. International field experiences should provide previously unavailable services in a manner that will continue after the project has been completed, or provide information to other researchers or agencies that can then provide the appropriate funding for continuation.