Preventive medicine physicians research environmental factors that influence health. They direct health, education, and control measures for preventable disease and injuries. They assess the living and work environment of military members to promote healthy communities. In the Military, these physicians are often experts on the specific conditions that may arise during a soldier’s deployment.Explore this career outside the Military
Preventive medicine physicians work in hospitals and clinics on land and aboard ships.
Preventive Medicine Physicians in the Military
Military salaries include a lot more than just base pay.
They also offer:
People in this career achieve this level of education.
Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for preventive medicine physiciansprimarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Scholarships for advanced medical training are available in return for an obligated period of military service. Qualifying students benefit through unique training experiences and get to attend certain military short courses designed to develop tactical, technical and operational skills unique to the military environment. Like other officers working in healthcare, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, orientation to military structure, healthcare and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include: Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety/TeamSTEPPS® Essentials and Fundamentals Mishap Investigation and Prevention Operational Aeromedical Problems Senior LeadershipJoint Operations Medical ManagementRead More
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