The EHESP offers preparation programs for both the external and internal competitive examinations. These programs involve one week of training in Rennes or Paris. They include the following components:

  • Lectures giving an introduction to social welfare and health policy and public health; institutions and players within the health and social welfare area; the role of medication, current regulations
  • Debate on the missions of the public health medical inspector, the public health pharmacy inspector and an analysis of the inspector’s role
  • Presentation of work methods and the examination: executive summary, essay, case study based on a file, discussion
  • Organisation of a mock selection committee
  • Oral examination preparation
  • One day will be devoted to preparation for the oral examinations
  • Two sit-down written tests during the session.


Responsable pédagogique

Morgane LAINEZ

Contact pédagogique

Marie-Hélène BERRY
Tel : +33 (0) 2 99 02 29 57 – E-mail :


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To find out more about the job and eligibility criteria for the competitive examinations

Visit the website of the Ministry of Health and Sport

Modified on 18 October 2021