Consider a career in Preventive Medicine by exo78698


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                                                   broaden your horizons?

                                                Consider a career in
   Join the Medical Student Section
                                                Preventive Medicine
      of the American College of
         Preventive Medicine!
   ACPM-MSS members become part of a
 network of Preventive Medicine physicians
and residents who are changing the way health
  care impacts thousands of people at a time.

           Why join the MSS?
   Free American Journal of Preventive
   Medicine e-subscription
   Find a Preventive Medicine mentor
   Student discount at Annual Meetings
   Start a Preventive Medicine Interest Group
   (PMIG) at your school
   Arrange 4th year elective rotations
   Involvement in health policy
   Great networking opportunities
                                                 “Physicians with populations
           Application online!                        as their patients”
     What is Preventive Medicine?               What do Preventive Medicine                          How do I do a Preventive
                                                      physicians do?                                   Medicine residency?
Preventive Medicine is one of 24 medical
specialties recognized by the American          Preventive Medicine physicians                  Preventive Medicine is a 2-year residency
Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS).            pursue exciting careers in a variety of         that either follows a PGY-1 year or a
Preventive Medicine encompasses                 fields:                                         clinical residency. The first year of a
multiple “population-based” and clinical                                                        Preventive Medicine residency you
approaches to health care. Core                 •     Public Health                             complete an MPH or equivalent degree.
competencies include:                           •     Occupational Medicine                     The second year is a practicum experience
                                                •     Aerospace Medicine                        that is based on individual career goals.
•   Biostatistics/epidemiology                  •     International Health
•   Management/administration                                                                   There are three main ways to train in
                                                •     Clinical Preventive Medicine
•   Clinical Preventive Medicine                                                                Preventive Medicine:
                                                •     Health Policy and Management
•   Occupational health/environmental
                                                •     Environmental Medicine
    health                                                                                      •   Medical School PGY-1 year
                                                •     Bioterrorism Preparedness
                                                                                                    (transitional year or prelim year)
Preventive Medicine links the knowledge         •     Many, many more!
                                                                                                    Preventive Medicine residency
and skills of clinical medicine with the                                                                o 3 years total
                                                These positions are located in all
special skill sets of medical management
                                                levels of government, educational               •   Medical School clinical residency
and population health. It aims to:                                                                  (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine,
                                                institutions, organized medical care
                                                programs in industry, as well as                    Pediatrics, etc.) Preventive
•   Promote and preserve health and                                                                 Medicine residency
    longevity in individuals and                voluntary health agencies and
                                                professional health organizations.                      o 5 years total
                                                Preventive Medicine physicians                  •   Medical School Combined clinical
•   Enhance quality in health care systems                                                          residency and Preventive Medicine
                                                operate in a variety of settings, but
    and eliminate health disparities                                                                Residency
                                                common to these settings is an
•   Facilitate early diagnosis with                                                                     o 4-5 years total
                                                approach to health that looks at
    screening and education
                                                systemic and population-based
•   Use epidemiology and biostatistics to       interventions to improve the health of          Most Preventive Medicine residencies do
    improve the quality of life                                                                 not use ERAS or NRMP. Instead, you
•   Focus on prevention rather than cure                                                        apply directly to the program the year
                                                    Careers in Preventive Medicine Slideshow:   before you want to start.
     American College of Preventive Medicine:   
                                                                  Preventive Medicine Residency Directory:
                                                           Leaders in Preventive Medicine: 

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