U Professor to Head American Board of Preventive Medicine's Certification Committee

U Professor to Head American Board of Preventive Medicine's Certification Committee

Nov 15, 2004 5:00 PM

Kurt T. Hegmann, M.D., M.P.H, FACP, FACOEM, has been appointed to chair the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) Examination Committee, which oversees all certification examinations of the board.

The ABPM administers five certification examinations: general preventive medicine/public health, occupational medicine, aerospace medicine, undersea and hyperbaric medicine, along with co-administering the medical toxicology examination with the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.

Hegmann is an associate professor and director of the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine's Department of Family and Preventive Medicine. He has over 10 years of experience writing standardized examination questions for ABPM.

"Chairing this committee is a critical responsibility because it determines preventive medicine board certification for the entire U.S., and sets a tone in our examinations for many years to come," said Hegmann.

The American Board of Preventive Medicine is one of the 24 specialty boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Hegmann's interests include musculoskeletal disorders, medical education, and commercial driver safety. He's currently conducting three major studies with approximately $4 million in external funding.

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