American College of Preventive Medicine

Established in 1954, the American College of Preventive Medicine is the national
professional society for physicians committed to health promotion and disease

prevention.  It is a unique medical specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Preventive Medicine encompasses multiple “population-based” and clinical approaches to health care. Preventive Medicine, offering board certification in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, and Occupational Medicine is defined by a set of core competencies including:


  • Biostatistics and Epidemiology
  • Management, Administration, and Policy
  • Clinical Preventive Medicine
  • Occupational and Environmental Health

Aerospace Medicine is one of the many career paths within the Preventive Medicine specialty.

Go to the American College of Preventive Medicine website to learn more.