The three major specialty areas in preventive health are aerospace medicine, occupational medicine, and public health and general preventive medicine. Since April 2010 there has been a new educational pathway to Board Certification in this specialty called the Complementary Pathway. It is designed for the mid-career physician who wishes to make a career change into the practice of preventive medicine and achieve certification in one of its three specialty areas - Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine or Public Health and General Preventive Medicine.
The primary focus of those physicians who choose a preventive medicine specialty is to prevent disease, disability and premature death and promote health. In addition, the preventive medicine physician will be interested in community efforts for large population groups as well as the health of individual patients.
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