ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR HIGHER MEDICAL EDUCATION ANNOUNCES SPECIALTY DESIGNATION IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTIVE GENERAL MEDICINE | New

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The three specialties initially under the preventive medicine umbrella will now be recognized as separate areas of practice – public health and general preventive medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, and aerospace medicine.

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) embraces recent news from the Accreditation Council for Higher Medical Education (ACGME) that public health and general preventive medicine will now be recognized as a separate medical specialty.

This new designation firmly establishes public health and general preventive medicine (PH/GPM) as an ACGME-certified specialty for public health and preventive medicine physicians. The residency training programs for public health and general preventive medicine will follow independent curricula aligned with a set of more focused ACGME guidelines for training the next generation of medical specialists in public health and preventive medicine.

“This change represents an important step toward clarifying the unique role in medicine that public health and preventive medicine physicians play,” said Dr. Tonette Krousel-WoodMD, MSPH, FACPM, President of the American College of Preventive Medicine. “Previously, ‘preventive medicine’ encompassed three main specialties and now we can amplify the specific role and training of preventive medicine in public health,” added Dr Krousel-Wood.

“The American College of Preventive Medicine is proud to be the professional home of all doctors practicing in public health and more particularly those interned in preventive medicine”, declared Donna GrandeCEO of the American College of Preventive Medicine. “We hope this adjustment will clarify the role of public health in preventive medicine and the impact that physicians trained in this unique specialty can have on the health of the population. The pandemic has clearly paved the way for this important and timely announcement and we hope it will ease the way for medical students and residents to choose careers in public health and preventive medicine. »

For more information on public health and general preventive medicine, visit CMPA online.

About the CMPA

The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is a professional medical society of approximately 2,000 physicians dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of individuals, families, communities and populations through the prevention of disease and the promotion of health.

For more information, visit www.acpm.org

Contact: Drew Wallace, [email protected]

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