Preventive medicine is a specialty that bridges clinical practice and public health. Physicians completing a preventive medicine residency gain a breadth of skills that opens many potential career paths in population health system management, public health and epidemiology, clinical care, health informatics, public health policy development and much more.
The American Board of Preventive Medicine issues certificates of special knowledge in preventive medicine to qualified, licensed physicians as well as works to encourage the study, enhance the standards of practice, and advance the cause of preventive medicine. Three preventive medicine specialty areas include: aerospace medicine, occupational medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine.
ACPM provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of knowledge among preventive medicine specialists and offers high-quality professional development resources and educational activities for maintenance of certification (MOC) and continuing medical education (CME).
ACPM provides a dynamic forum for the exchange of knowledge among preventive medicine specialists, offering high-quality educational, professional development, and networking events.
ACPM's coordinates the development of practice guidelines to outline the College’s perspective on critical health care issues where clear guidance for preventive medicine practitioners and other health care professionals may be necessary.
Read the guidelines