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The American Board of Preventive Medicine Announces the Selection of ACT ProExam to Conduct Practice Analysis for its Core Initial Certification Examination

The following press release is reprinted with permission from the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Chicago, IL, February 22, 2019 – The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) is pleased to announce its selection of ACT® ProExam as the vendor who will perform the Practice Analysis for the ABPM’s Core Initial Certification Examination (the “PA”).

The ABPM will be working with ACT ProExam to conduct a structured PA which will reflect the knowledge, skills and competencies required to practice preventive medicine in the United States. The PA will emphasize the overlap in knowledge, skills and competencies collectively required by the ABPM’s Diplomates who practice in the specialty areas of Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine. When completed, the PA will delineate the clinical and professional practice of preventive medicine and will specifically reference the tasks, competencies, and knowledge required of a physician to successfully practice preventive medicine in the current health care environment in the United States.

In announcing its selection of ACT ProExam, the ABPM’s Board Chair M. ‘Tonette’ Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH, said “While the primary goal of the PA is to update the blueprint and outline for the ABPM’s Core Initial Certification Examination, we are confident that the PA will provide the foundation on which the ABPM can work with its Specialty Societies as well as the ACGME in revising program requirements and curricula that will better serve the physician population practicing preventive medicine in the United States.”
Sandy Greenberg, PhD, ACT ProExam’s Vice President for Credentialing Advisory Services, said “At ACT ProExam, we view our clients as partners in a shared endeavor, and strive to establish and maintain a rich and responsive dialogue in support of each client’s needs and goals. We believe this approach will best serve the ABPM in successfully updating its blueprint and outline for its Core Initial Certification Examination.”
Founded in 1959 with the launch of the ACT® test, ACT now supports learning throughout a student’s lifetime. In 2017, ACT merged with Professional Examination Service (ProExam), which has been providing consultative services to credentialing organizations since 1972, to form ACT ProExam. ACT ProExam has a proven track record working with clients in a wide variety of professions, including health and allied health.

The American Board of Preventive Medicine is a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS). Founded in 1948, ABPM works with the ABMS in the development of standards for the ongoing assessment and certification of over 12,000 physicians certified by the ABPM in the specialties of Aerospace Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Public Health and General Preventive Medicine; and in the subspecialties of Addiction Medicine, Clinical Informatics, Medical Toxicology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.



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