These medical students and residents are not familiar with the ACPM - American College of Preventive Medicine or the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). You can become board certified in preventive medicine. Medical students and residents are also not familiar with the Preventive Medicine Residency & Fellowship programs offered by the CDC. They don't realize that they can get an MPH while they go through a preventive medicine residency.
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) recognizes preventive medicine as a specialty and here's a list of preventive medicine general and subspecialty certificates:
- Aerospace Medicine*
- Occupational Medicine*
- Public Health and General Preventive Medicine*
- Medical Toxicology
- Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine