PREVENTIVE MEDICINE TRAINING
Preventive Medicine is the medical specialty which focuses on the promotion, protection, and maintenance of health and well-being, the prevention of disease and disability, and the premature death of individuals in defined populations. The identified areas in the field of preventive medicine and the populations on which they concentrate are:
- Aerospace Medicine - focuses on the health of a population group consisting of the operational crews, passengers of air and space vehicles, and the support personnel who are required to operate such vehicles.
- Public Health and General Preventive Medicine - focuses on health promotion and disease prevention in communities and other defined populations.
- Occupational Medicine - focuses on the relationships among the health of workers, the arrangements of work, the physical, chemical and social environments in the workplace, and the health outcomes of environmentatl exposures.
It is our mission to provide physicians with a firm educational foundation and develop strong competencies in the practice of preventive medicine, preparing them for leading roles in promoting the health of individuals and populations, and preventing disease and disability.
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE COMPETENCY BASED EDUCATION
Competency based education focuses on learner performance outcomes in reaching specific objectives of the curriculum. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME.org) increased emphasis on educational outcomes in the accreditation of residency education, which include medical knowledge, patient care, practice based learning and improvement, system based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills. Additionally, accredited programs function under additional accreditation requirements specific to their specialty. This type of competency based residency education focuses on a resident's performance in reaching specific objectives of the curriculum. The goal is to develop competence as a physician and to improve patient care.
AGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Preventive Medicine
The Residency program accreditation is accomplished through the Preventive Medicine Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Aerospace Medicine initially received full five-year accreditation in 1999 and continued full five-year accreditation in 2005 and 2010.
General Preventive Medicine initially received full five-year accreditation in 1998 and continued full five-year accreditation in 2004.
Board certification is offered through the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) and is the body with responsibility for determining physician eligibility for certification and recertification in preventive medicine.
Global Health Consortium (GGHC)