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Preventive Medicine Physicians

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Preventive medicine physicians advance by acquiring more experience in their medical practice. Throughout the years they build their practice by acquiring more patients, increasing their income, and developing a good reputation in the preventive medicine field. They enhance their knowledge and skills by continually taking classes, attending conferences, and getting certification. They may also pursue an advanced degree in a subspecialty or another medical field. Those who work in a managed-care setting or for a large group or corporation can advance by opening their own private practice. Some preventive medicine physicians may become directors of a laboratory, managed-care facility, hospital department, or medical school program. Some may move into hospital administration positions.

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