Apply knowledge of general preventive medicine and public health issues to promote health care to groups or individuals, and aid in the prevention or reduction of risk of disease, injury, disability, or death. May practice population-based medicine or diagnose and treat patients in the context of clinical health promotion and disease prevention.
Other Job Titles Preventive Medicine Physicians May Have
Occupational Medicine Physician, Occupational Physician, Preventive Medicine Physician, Primary Clinician, Public Health Officer, Public Health Physician
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Direct or manage prevention programs in specialty areas such as aerospace, occupational, infectious disease, and environmental medicine.
Identify groups at risk for specific preventable diseases or injuries.
Direct public health education programs dealing with topics such as preventable diseases, injuries, nutrition, food service sanitation, water supply safety, sewage and waste disposal, insect control, and immunizations.
Supervise or coordinate the work of physicians, nurses, statisticians, or other professional staff members.
Evaluate the effectiveness of prescribed risk reduction measures or other interventions.
Level of Education Attained by Preventive Medicine Physicians
Most common level of education among people in this career: Post-Doctoral Training (71%)
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