Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Medical students and residents don't know about the preventive medicine residency

Over the years, I've spoken with a number of medical students and residents who knew nothing about the preventive medicine residency.

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:

General Certificate(s)
  • Aerospace Medicine*
  • Occupational Medicine*
  • Public Health and General Preventive Medicine*
Subspecialty Certificates
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
To learn more about preventive medicine, start with the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) and the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).

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