Residency Program: Goals

nid%3D5888%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneResidency Training Program Goals Include:

  • To train physicians to utilize knowledge and skills about the health of communities and defined population groups in order to stimulate those practices which will advance health by promoting health-enhancing environments and behavior, preventing disease and injury, making possible early diagnosis and treatment and fostering rehabilitation of those with disabilities
  • To increase physician knowledge, skill, and certifiable competence in the following aspects of preventive medicine:
    • Application of biostatistical principles and methodology
    • Recognition of epidemiological principles and methodology
    • Planning, administration and evaluation of health and medical programs and the evaluation of outcomes of health behavior and medical care
    • Recognition, assessment and control of environmental hazards to health, including those of occupational environments
    • Recognition of social, cultural and behavioral factors in medicine
    • The application and evaluation of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and assessment of population and individual health needs nid%3D5946%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3Dnone
  • To train physicians to serve competently in the role of health planner and administrator, teacher of preventive medicine, researcher in preventive medicine, and clinician applying preventive medicine in health care.
  • To increase the supply and proficiency of specialists in preventive medicine, who will practice in settings where there is a need for such medical expertise including:
    • Government organizations such as local, state, national, and international public health departments and other agencies concerned with the health of populations
    • Educational institutions such as schools of medicine, public health and allied health
    • Organized medical care programs in industry, managed care and other employment settings, and in the community, where clinical practice involves prevention and health maintenance
    • Voluntary health agencies, professional health organizations, and related organizations
  • ACPM Competencies upon Completion of Training Program

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