The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM)
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) was founded in 1965 by a group of clinicians from various specialties who banded together and formed a medical society that has evolved into the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. The AAEM is an international organization representing physicians who specialize in Environmental Medicine. The AAEM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and provides American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award Category 1 CreditsTM. AAEM physicians have earned a recognized MD or DO degree by an accredited medical school in the United States, Canada or other countries and maintain current licensure to practice medicine. Most AAEM physician members are board certified by one or more of the 24 medical specialty boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
The mission of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine is to promote optimal health through prevention, and safe and effective treatment of the causes of illness by supporting physicians and other professionals in serving the public through education about the interaction between humans and their environment.
The Fellowship process is designed to help prepare physicians to honorably promote, practice and defend the ideals of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. To receive the designation of Fellow a three-year pathway involving specified training, competent clinical application, and both written and oral examinations must be successfully completed. The MD or DO must finally be nominated and voted in by the AAEM membership as an indication of recognition by physician peers.