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Certification in Public Health/General Preventive Medicine

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American Board of Preventive Medicine
Certification in Public Health/General Preventive Medicine
9330 South Wells Street, Suite 1018, Chicago
IL 60606-7106


Applicants who graduated medical school after January 1, 1984 and (1) are not already certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) OR (2) who are certified by ABPM in one specialty area and are now completing another residency practicum in a second ABPM specialty area. Applicants must have completed the following requirements: I. Clinical Year; II. Academic Year: Successful completion of a course of graduate academic study and award of a Master of Public Health or equivalent masters or doctoral post graduate degree; the course content of which shall include biostatistics, epidemiology, health services management and administration, and environmental health.; III. Practicum Year: Residency practicum of not less than one year which is accredited by the ACGME in the specialty area for which certification is being sought and which shall have provided supervised experience in the practice of that specialty area of Preventive Medicine and planned instruction, observation, and active participation in a comprehensive organized program.

Certification in Public Health/General Preventive Medicine Website


Work Experience Required? Yes

Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes

Renewal Required? Every 10 Year(s)

Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)? Yes

Renew through Re-Examination? Yes

Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? Yes

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