The Public Health and Preventive Medicine specialist demonstrates skills in leadership; development of public policy; design, implementation and evaluation of health programs and applies them to a broad range of community health issues.
The Public Health & Preventive Medicine specialist can engage in a number of careers, for example:
the practice of public health at a local, regional, national or international level;
the planning and administration of health services, whether in institutions or in government;
clinical practice in community-oriented settings;
the assessment and control of occupational and environmental health problems;
teaching and research.
From “Objectives of Training in Public Health and Preventive Medicine.” Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 2003 & 2011.
Public (Government) Service:
- Municipal/Regional – Medical Officer of Health;
- Provincial – Chief Medical Officer of Health; and
- Federal – Consultant.
International Health Consultant:
- Centres for Disease Control;
- World Health Organization;
- Pan American Health Organization;
- Canadian International Development Agency; and
- United Nations.
Occupational Health Consultant:
- Private Practice; and
- Occupational Health Agencies - Workers’ Safety and Insurance Board.
Research and Education:
- Education in clinical epidemiology at either the undergraduate or graduate level;
- Independent Research; and
- Director, Residency Program.