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Application Opens: Mid-October

Application Deadline: January 3, 2019 11:59PM ET



How to Apply



Click the following link to access the online application form:

 >> APTR-AHRQ Residency Rotation Application

All applications must be submitted online through the APTR website. Applicants are required to submit:

  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Letter of recommendation from Residency Program Director
  • Scientific writing sample (not to exceed two pages)

Interested candidates should review the Request for Applications (RFA) document carefully to prepare information for the application in advance. Click the following link to download the complete instructions: 

>> Request for Applications (RFA) document 


This rotation with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Program is available for current Preventive Medicine residents (General Preventive Medicine/Public Health, Occupational Medicine, or Aerospace Medicine). Primary Care residents (Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, or Obstetrics/Gynecology) with a demonstrated interest in prevention, public health, or health policy are also encouraged to apply.

Due to security clearance requirements, an applicant must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Non-citizen national, foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent residence in the U.S. (Alien Registration or "Green Card"), student visas and temporary work visas do not qualify.

Residency programs must be current institutional members of APTR. If a selected candidate is from a residency program that is a non-institutional member of APTR, then the applicant will need to become a resident member of APTR at the time of acceptance.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be evaluated based upon the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated interest in prevention or primary care
  • Demonstrated interest in domestic health policy
  • Writing ability
  • Past academic performance


  • Mid-October - Application Cycle Opens
  • January - Application Deadline
  • April - Resident Notifications
  • May - Resident Commitments Due

Period of Performance

The field placements will consist of two-month rotations from July through June during the year following the application. Residents will select preferred rotation months at the time of application.


Residency rotations are at the AHRQ office in Rockville:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20852

Rotation Experience Questions

Dr. David Niebuhr
US Preventive Services Task Force Program 
(301) 427-1506 office


Financial Support

A stipend of $3,100 per month and an administrative fee of $1,020 will be paid directly to the residency program.

Application Process Questions

Vera Cardinale, MPH
APTR Program Coordinator
202.463.0550 ext. 129


For application reminders, please fill out the form below. 


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