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.
Occupational Medicine is concerned with health in the workplace. Occupational medicine physicians are both clinicians dealing with work-related disease and injury and specialists in environmental hazards, advising on ways to protect workers and managers on the job.
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The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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