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Public Health and Service

For physicians in public service, education and healthcare in the broadest sense are the focus. Physicians act a as mediators serving the interests of both physicians and the public. Public health and service is a broad category that offers physicians opportunities in many different categories including international medicine, preventive medicine, non-profits and associations, and even unique opportunities in fields such as aerospace medicine.

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  • A group of international flags

    A career in international medicine provides the opportunity to impact communities, regions, countries, or even continents. Expand your world and interest in public health by going global.

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  • Sign saying flu vaccine available

    The overarching focus of preventive medicine (PM) is what distinguishes this specialty from all others. While all physicians promote health and treat disease, physicians certified in PM focus their work on preventive efforts for not only individuals, but also populations.

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  • Dr. Kirch, President and CEO, presenting at the 2012 AAMC Annual Meeting.

    Ever wondered if you have what it takes to serve and lead in medicine? Organized medicine is where policy-making and advocacy meet to improve healthcare on the local, state, and national level.

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  • Fighter jet

    Aerospace medicine focuses on the health, safety, and performance of persons involved in air and space travel. See if you have what it takes to soar in this non-traditional physician career.

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