Preventive Medicine

Preventive Medicine Training Program

Section 2: Knowledge (basic knowledge required in all areas; extensive knowledge in at least one area) 

  • Etiology and prevention of communicable diseases, chronic diseases, occupational/environmental conditions, injuries, accidents, pre-natal and peri-natal conditions
  • Models of individual and group health-related behavior and behavior modification, methods for individual, community and population based needs assessment
  • Models for community organizing and advocacy, strategies for increasing access to primary and preventive care, methods for improving quality of care
  • Impact of managed care on access to preventive services, access to preventive services in special populations
  • Research methods appropriate for studying health promotion and disease prevention, including descriptive, cross-sectional, case control, prospective and retrospective cohort studies and clinical trials
  • Models for administration and management of public health programs, including budgetary, financial and personnel management
  • History, organization, function, economics and politics of the public health and medical care systems in Massachusetts and the USA
  • Global health care issues and strategies for addressing lack of access to primary and preventive services in developing countries