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A volunteer or part-time job at a health care facility or medical practice where preventive medicine is offered is a good way to learn more about this field and see if it aligns with your interests and skills. This also gives you opportunities to observe preventive medicine physicians on the job and see what their daily tasks are like. You could also arrange an informational interview with a physician to find out how they got started in their career and ask them what they would recommend to students interested in this field. Your school's career services office can help you find job opportunities in preventive medicine. Read articles and find helpful career resources on the Web sites of professional associations, such as the American Association of Public Health Physicians, https://www.aaphp.org, and the American College of Preventive Medicine, http://www.acpm.org.

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