Our aim is to prepare exemplary preventive medicine physicians who are dedicated to the principles of health promotion, disease prevention and population medicine. 

Among preventive medicine training programs, we are particularly distinguished by our emphasis on clinical prevention and lifestyle medicine. We provide many lifestyle medicine training opportunities and excel in training physicians who can address the chronic disease pandemics of obesity, diabetes and tobacco dependence.

Program Highlights 

  • Free tuition for a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree
  • Culinary medicine curriculum
  • Long-standing and stable program
  • Lifestyle medicine residency curriculum
  • One year fellowship track available
  • PGY-1 position available

Program Components


We train physicians to treat individuals and populations, improve health systems, conduct prevention research and serve in local and global settings.


Residents work in a variety of settings, including:

  • The Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (VA)
  • A local managed care company
  • County health departments
  • Kaiser
  • Loma Linda University Health
  • We also offer opportunities to rotate globally and work at the local federally qualified health center (FQHC).


We have many research opportunities in the area of lifestyle medicine. Time performing research is not only required, but fully supported and protected.

Education Concentrations

In the one year fellowship track, we offer concentrations in quality improvement, lifestyle medicine or global health.

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Our residency program in preventive medicine and public health is one of the strongest programs in the country. We emphasize clinical training and remain national leaders in the field of lifestyle medicine.