Below is a brief summary of the possible pathways for primary certification eligibility in Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. A complete description of eligibility requirements can be found by clicking on the name of each pathway.
This pathway applies to all applicants who have completed an ACGME accredited residency of not less than two years, in the specialty area for which certification is being sought.
The complementary pathway is designed to accommodate physicians who wish to make a mid-career shift into the practice of Preventive Medicine. In order to qualify through this pathway, physicians must complete two or more years of training in a clinical residency program. They must also complete one year with an ACGME accredited residency program in the Preventive Medicine area in which certification is being sought.
Diplomates of ABPM who have completed an ACGME accredited residency in a specialty area of Preventive Medicine, been certified by ABPM in that specialty area, and want to become certified in an additional Preventive Medicine specialty area may request consideration through a special pathway.
Persons graduating from a school of medicine or school of osteopathic medicine prior to January 1, 1984 who have not formally completed all of the components described in the other pathways may be considered if their training and experience are judged by the Board to provide a suitable alternative for formal training.