Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Book of Residency Programs

Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Book of Residency Programs
Occupational and
                          Environmental Medicine

                  Book of Residency Programs

                          Additional information is available from the Accreditation
                              Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
                          www.acgme.org and the Association of Occupational and
                                Environmental Clinics (AOEC) www.aoec.org.

                     Also visit ACOEM’s website for more information for students and
                        residents: http://www.acoem.org/residents-students.aspx.

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                             Table of Contents:

                            Location                        Page
                            California (3). . . . . . . . . . 3
                            Colorado. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                            Connecticut. . . . . . . . . . . 7
                            Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
                            Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
                            Iowa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
                            Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . .15
                            Maryland (2). . . . . . . . . . 17
                            Massachusetts. . . . . . . . . 19
                            Minnesota. . . . . . . . . . . . 21
                            New Jersey. . . . . . . . . . . 22
                            New York. . . . . . . . . . . . 23
                            North Carolina. . . . . . . . . 25
                            Ohio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
                            Pennsylvania. . . . . . . . . . 28
                            Tennessee. . . . . . . . . . . . 29
                            Texas (2). . . . . . . . . . . . 31
                            Utah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
                            Washington (2). . . . . . . . . 35
                            West Virginia . . . . . . . . . 39
                            Canada – Alberta. . . . . . . 41

                        Programs listed alphabetically by state.
                              (Canada is listed at the end.)

The programs and information listed in this book are intended for reference use only. For
more information please contact the residency program directly or visit the website listed.
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                                University of California (Irvine) Program
                                           Irvine, California
                                      Length of Training: 2 years
                                                                    Barbara Scarpine
                                                                    Residency Program Coordinator
                                                                    T: (949) 824-8641
                                                                    F: (949) 824-2345
Overview from Program Website:
Established in 1976, the residency program has graduated more than 60 physicians. They constitute the core of the
practicing occupational medicine specialists in Southern California and are leaders in corporate occupational
medicine and public health practice across the region. The residency program's long-term collaboration with
occupational medicine practitioners and other programs throughout the area offers a rich source of training
experiences and expertise for our residents.

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine residency program benefits from its location in Orange County, a
major population center with more than 3 million people, and the greater Southern California area. The program's
regional emphasis gives our residents access to training opportunities in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and
San Diego counties.

The UC Irvine Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) is strongly committed to the residency
program, providing support for program faculty and staff, as well as offices and clinical, teaching and research
facilities. The residency is a component of the Southern California Education and Resource Center, which is jointly
run by UC Irvine and UCLA, is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and provides
support for resident stipends.

The Occupational Medicine Residency program is a two-year training experience consisting of an integrated
academic and practicum components with ongoing core residency training activities. The program does not provide
an initial clinical training year. Consequently, entering residents must have completed at least one year in an
ACGME-accredited clinical residency program and be licensed to practice medicine in the state of California.
Applicants who have completed a Family Medicine or Internal Medicine residency or the equivalent in clinical
experience are given preference.
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                                      Loma Linda University Program
                                              Loma Linda, California
                                            Length of Training: 2 years
                                                                            Ida Foster
                                                                            Program Coordinator
                                                                            Occupational Medicine Residency
                                                                            T: (909) 558-4918
                                                                            F: (909) 558-4087
Overview from Program Website:
Welcome to Occupational Medicine at Loma Linda University! We thank you for your interest in our program and
are excited about what we can share with you.

Our residency, established in 2000, is known for the strength of its’ clinical exposures. We are pleased to offer
many opportunities in employee wellness and global health, resources that flow out of our home institution’s
passion for these areas. We’re also blessed to be part of the Loma Linda University Department of Preventive
Medicine which offers one of the largest Graduate Medical Education programs in the country, thereby giving our
residents unique resources for education and collegiality. We are also proud of our Southern California location,
providing an ideal atmosphere for life balance during residency training.

                                                                                  The center point of our residency is
                                                                                  the Loma Linda Occupational
                                                                                  Medicine Center, where residents
                                                                                  practice throughout their training
                                                                                  period and receive their core
                                                                                  clinical occupational medicine
                                                                                  training. Residents also participate
in numerous educational opportunities in occupational medicine, toxicology and related specialty care at the
adjacent Jerry Pettis Veterans Administration Hospital. All residents receive a Masters in Public Health at the Loma
Linda University School of Public Health, generally in the Occupational and Environmental Health Department. We
have a dedicated group of four core faculty and over forty supporting physicians in our Department.

There are two ways interested candidates may join our program. First, we match one medical student each year
into a first year Internal Medicine internship and then into a combined Preventive and Occupational Medicine
Residency slot. This program provides double board eligibility and is in total a four year educational experience –
one year of internship and three years of dual training in Preventive and Occupational Medicine. Second, we accept
one candidate each year into our straight Occupational Medicine Residency. This is a two year program designed
for those who have already completed another residency or internship.

If you’re interested in either of these programs, we’d love to talk more. Elective opportunities for medical students
and residents are also available.
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                            University of California (San Francisco) Program
                                             San Francisco, California
                                            Length of Training: 2 years
                                    Contact:                 Alt. Contact:                   Alt. Contact:
                                    Paul Blanc               Robert Harrison                 Nick Chapman
                                    Program Director         Associate Program               Program Coordinator
                                    paul.blanc@ucsf.edu      Director                        nicholas.chapman@ucsf.edu
                                                                robert.harrison@ucsf.edu     T: (415) 206-5427
Overview from Program Website:
Our 2-year Occupational Environmental Medicine Residency is an accredited program toward American Board of
Occupational and Environmental Medicine primary board certification. The residency includes master’s degree-level
training in public health at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health for those without such previous training.

Description of Training
The UCSF Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) residency program is designed to prepare physicians for
occupational and environmental medicine practice and leadership roles in clinical, academic, government agencies,
non-governmental organizations (NGOs), consulting, and corporate settings.

The OEM Residency is an integrated 2-year program in which trainees progressively take on greater responsibility. This
includes an MPH or MS degree from the UC Berkeley School of Public Health for those without such previous training.
All residents participate in a weekly clinic and other regular UCSF educational activities throughout their training
period. Didactic training within the residency program addresses occupational and environmental epidemiology, public
policy, environmental health sciences, health behavior, health education, biostatistics, ergonomics, industrial hygiene,
and toxicology.

Beyond graduate level didactic training, the residency combines clinical experience, research, and public health
practice. This includes experiential opportunities in: clinical settings; local, state, federal, or international
governmental agencies; NGOs; and various academic, consulting and industry settings. Trainees participate in patient
care activities in university and community-based clinics for occupational or environmental injuries and illnesses,
infectious disease prevention services (including our needlestick hotline), toxicology consultations, and placement and
surveillance examinations of workers. The training includes site visits to various workplace and community settings to
evaluate occupational and environmental health risks.

The rotations and site visits are supplemented by weekly clinical case conferences, biweekly occupational and
environmental medicine grand rounds, research seminars and journal clubs. Trainees also typically complete a
structured research project investigating a topic of interest to them in environmental or occupational medicine.
Research opportunities in occupational and environmental lung injury, ergonomics/cumulative trauma injury, injury
epidemiology, heavy metal toxicity, and environmental health are available.
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                  University of Colorado (Denver) School of Public Health Program
                                                 Aurora, Colorado
                                             Length of Training: 2 years
                                                                                       Fayette Augillard, MBA
                                                                                       Educational Coordinator
                                                                                       Colorado School of Public
                                                                                       T: (303) 724-4442
                                                                                       F: (303) 724-4620
Overview from Program Website:
The Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Residency at the Colorado School of Public Health in Denver, CO
is an ACGME accredited two-year residency program that provides residents with the qualifications to meet the
American Board of Preventative Medicine eligibility requirements for Board Certification in Occupational Medicine. The
Program Mission is to train outstanding, board-certified physicians with the knowledge, skills and leadership to provide
occupational and environmental professional services in a wide variety of settings including academic, governmental,
corporate, military, and community based organizations. The program seeks applicants with internal medicine, family
practice, or other appropriate clinical training and a strong interest in occupational and environmental medicine.

Our residents complete requirements for the Master in Public Health degree (MPH) with a concentration in
Environmental & Occupational Health (EOH). Residents who enter with a prior MPH degree complete courses specific
to the occupational and environmental health concentration if needed. All residents complete a minimum of 4 months
of Occupational Medicine clinical work in both years. Core clinical sites are the Center for Occupational Safety (COSH)
and Denver Health and National Jewish Health (NJH). The COSH rotation provides residents a broad experience in
clinical case evaluation and management of occupational injuries and illnesses of a large city and hospital workforce.
The NJH rotation provides residents the opportunity to learn the principles of occupational and environmental
medicine at national referral center for diagnosis and treatment of occupational pulmonary and allergic disease.
Residents also rotate through additional specialty clinical rotations (e.g. orthopedics, ophthalmology, toxicology, rehab
medicine, psychology) and policy rotations (e.g. NIOSH, OSHA, Colorado Division of Labor). Residents are also
encouraged to do rotations with organized labor (Denver Firefighters Union) and with corporate medical directors at
local manufacturing company (Woodward, Inc.) and a national research laboratory (National Renewable Energy
Laboratory). Residents participate in weekly case conference, lead monthly journal clubs, attend biannual off-site
miners’ clinics and complete at least one research project which is presented at regional conferences and submitted to
national meetings.

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency program is a core training component of The Mountain and
Plains Education and Research Center's (MAP ERC) education programs. In each semester, residents interact and learn
with other MAP ERC training grantees from Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Health Physics, and Occupational
Psychology through an interdisciplinary learning project, interdisciplinary field experiences (e.g. 3 day field trip to Los
Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico) and MAP ERC Research Day. The MAP ERC is one of 17 Education and
Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control/National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health
(CDC/NIOSH). Spanning from the borders of Canada to Mexico, the MAP ERC will help to meet the occupational health
education needs of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. The MAP
ERC is one of the Colorado School of Public Health's centers.
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                                  Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program
                                               New Haven, Connecticut
                                              Length of Training: 2 years
                                                                       Debra Mento
                                                                       Fellowship Coordinator
                                                                       T: (203) 785-6434
                                                                       F: (203) 785-7391
Overview from Program Website:
The Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine fellowship program offers an integrated 2-year academic and
practicum program with an optional third year for additional research experience.

   • Provide comprehensive clinical and research experience in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
   • Prepare candidates for academic, research, and clinical practice in this rapidly expanding field
   • Qualify candidates for board eligibility in Preventive Medicine/ Occupational Medicine

Clinical Training
Fellows begin training in the clinical aspects of Occupational and Environmental Medicine during the first year. This
includes patient care responsibilities in the out-patient clinics as well as shared coverage of the consultation service and
management of protocol patients in the Adult Clinical Research Center.
Fellows and the staff industrial hygienist visit and evaluate sites from which proven or suspect cases of occupational or
environmental disease emerge. Fellows assume primary responsibility for conducting these hazard evaluations.
Fellows are expected to complete block rotations with community based occupational health clinics and various
corporations covering the major industrial sectors. Fellows also have the option of participating in elective rotations at
governmental organizations (e.g., Federal OSHA, NIOSH, Connecticut State Health Department) or other private

Didactic Training
All trainees are expected to master the basic principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, toxicology and industrial hygiene.
If they do not already hold a comparable degree, fellows are expected to complete the requirements for the Masters of
Public Health degree (MPH) at the Yale School of Public Health.

Research Training
All fellows are required to undertake an independent research leading to a poster for presentation at a professional
meeting and or an article for publication.

Additional Activities
There are weekly research conferences featuring local and visiting investigators, post clinic conferences and
radiographic conferences and monthly journal club, organized by the fellows.

All applicants are expected to have completed an ACGME accredited residency in an appropriate clinical specialty,
typically Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, but those completing residencies
in other clinical specialties will be considered.
Graduates of International Medical Schools must have completed an ACGME accredited residency program experience
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in U.S. teaching hospitals to qualify for review. Applicants must also be eligible for J-1 Visa sponsorship. The
Department does not sponsor H-1 Visas for residency training.
Applicants who do not hold the masters of public health degree or its equivalent are responsible for meeting all
requirements for admission to the Masters in Public Health Program at the Yale School of Public Health.

Eligibility for Occupational / Preventive Medicine Board Certification
The Yale program is a fully accredited training program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine leading to board
eligibility for certification in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Funding and Stipends
Funds are available from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health under a training grant. Fellows will
be paid at a salary level commensurate with years of post-graduate training as set by the NIH guidelines. Benefits
include basic health and disability insurance for the trainee.
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                                      University of South Florida Program
                                                 Tampa, Florida
                                            Length of Training: 2 years
                                                          Sandra Cordova, MS
                                                          Residency Coordinator
                                                          USF College of Public Health
                                                          T: (813) 974-7537
                                                          F: (813) 974-4994
Overview from Program Website:
The USF Occupational Medicine Residency (OMR) is an ACGME accredited program located within the University of
South Florida (USF) College of Medicine (COM) in the Department of Preventive/Occupational Medicine.

The USF OMR is a two-year training program which consists of concurrent academic and practicum phases. The
academic course work leads to a Master’s of Science in Public Health (MSPH) and consists of five components:
    1.     Five College core courses which teach many of the basic principles and skills of preventive medicine,
    2.     Nine core courses in Occupational Safety and Health,
    3.     Six credit hours of thesis research; and
    4.     Three hours of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology.
    5.     Three hours of electives

Residents are encouraged to participate in ERC poster events, submit their research papers to professional journals and
attend/present at professional conferences.

The two-year practicum portion of the OMR includes 24 months of practicum rotations at various clinical sites. During
clinical training, the average resident spends 8 months in “Real World of Work” experiences, the focus of which is to
provide an opportunity for the resident to demonstrate progressively increasing responsibility over time. In addition,
“Real World of Work” rotations provide an opportunity for residents to interact with an assortment of important
components and personnel indigenous to the practice of OM in the 21st century: nurses, administrators, insurance
personnel, safety professionals, union representatives, human resource specialists, etc. The remaining practicum
months are intended to give residents a broad medical knowledge base, increase interdisciplinary teaching, and expose
residents to health and safety, legal, ethical, and social issues involved in OM practice. At the end of their training there
is a required comprehensive examination and a thesis defense.

The three overarching goals for USF OMR are:
   1.      To ensure that residents develop proficiency as physicians in order to complete their training and
           competently practice as independent practitioners;
   2.      Improve patient care via resident education; and
   3.      To graduate capable OM physicians with critical thinking skills, acquired through research training, to utilize
           scholarly approaches to offer solutions to complex clinical and workplace challenges.

Admission Requirements:
Prospective candidates seeking to apply to our program may do so either via ERAS or by downloading our paper
application and submitting all the required documents, either by mail, fax, or email.

Applicants are expected to have completed at least one year of ACGME accredited training if having graduated from a
US medical school. Foreign medical school graduates must complete two years of ACGME accredited training.
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Additionally, all applicants must have taken and passed the USMLE Steps I, II, and III, as well as be in possession of US
residency/citizenship at the time of application.

Financial Support:
Stipend support and tuition waivers are be provided for residents accepted into the residency. Residents will be paid at
a salary level commensurate with years of post-graduate training as set by NIH guidelines. USF benefits include basic
term life, disability, and health insurance.

Didactic sessions occur on Wednesday of each week throughout the two years of residency. The goal of the didactic
component of the OMR is:
    •       To facility faculty/resident interaction by incorporating evidence-based medicine with clinical care
    •       To supplement the residents’ academic and didactic experience by incorporating the ACGME and ACOEM
            core competencies
    •       To provide a venue where strengths, weaknesses and self-assessment of individual residents can be
            indentified and assessed
    •       To provide a setting where research methods are reviewed and individual research projects are discussed.

Didactic sessions are composed of Journal club, Board review, Grand Rounds or Case presentations, Research Methods/
EBM, Research Conference, Interdisciplinary Conference, and Guest Lecturers varying upon the week of the month.

Research Training and Experience
The University of South Florida’s Occupational Medicine Residency research training program places an emphasis on
the acquisition of fundamental research knowledge and skills to develop a sound research protocol, conduct analyses
on collected data, and draft a publishable thesis, which is a partial requirement for graduation with the MSPH degree.
Research opportunities are diverse and available through interdisciplinary collaboration among OM residents and other
Sunshine ERC departments including Safety or Industrial Hygiene, participating institutions and the community.

The experience includes resident participation in a weekly research seminar, which lasts about one hour during which
the status of each ongoing research project is reviewed, obstacles and aberrant results are discussed, and basic
research topics are reviewed. Incorporated into the research rotation is a two-week (including weekends) data
management and analysis internship at the Epidemiologic and Statistics unit of the Center for Research and Evaluation
of the Chiles Center at USF, where residents gain hands-on experience on data management, analysis, and
interpretation that supports their individual thesis or dissertation projects. By the end of their training, residents will
have gained sufficient critical thinking skills, acquired through research training, to utilize scholarly approaches to offer
solutions to complex clinical and workplace challenges.
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                     University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago Program
                                                    Chicago, IL
                                            Length of Program: 2 years
                                                                        Shelly Lanz, MPH
                                                                        Residency Coordinator
                                                                        T: (312) 996-5804
                                                                        F: (312) 413-8485
Overview from Program Website:
During the first year of the program, residents enroll as full-time students at the UIC School of Public Health in the
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. As employees of the University, they enjoy the benefit of
a tuition waiver that covers the entire cost of the Master Degree in Public Health program. They attend 2 clinics per
week and complete 5 rotations when school is not in session. The industrial rotations consist of supervised practice
within an organized, comprehensive program of industrial employee health services and industrial hygiene at local
companies. The industrial rotations may be completed at American Airlines, Navistar, Argonne National Labs,
Advocate Occupational Health, Omega Occupational Health, St. James Occupational Health, O’Hare Airport Employee
Health, UIC University Health Service, and Rush Hospital Employee Health Service...

In addition to worksite rotations, we have established electives with physicians in the private practice of Occupational
Medicine, with physicians who specialize in Radiology; in Pain Management; in Emergency Medicine; in Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation; and with attorneys specializing in Workers Compensation and Disability issues. In our
outpatient clinics, required throughout the two years, we evaluate patients with suspected or known
occupational/environmental disease or injuries. In addition, residents have the opportunity to complete rotations at
NIOSH in Cincinnati, OSHA in Washington, DC, at the World Health Organization in Geneva, and at the Agency for Toxic
Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Region 5 office here in Chicago. We also conduct visits to industries on a
monthly basis to view industrial processes.

The second year of the program consists of 12 block rotations including 2 protected months for work on a mentored
research project. Throughout the two years residents attend a dynamic weekly conference. The monthly Journal Club,
Grand Rounds, Industrial Process talks, Resident Case Presentation and Research Project presentations give residents
the opportunity to stay abreast of the current literature and topics in Occupational and Environmental Health.

Careers in Occupational Medicine:
Recent graduates of UIC's Occupational Medicine residency can be found in the following positions:
   • American Airlines, Regional Medical Director
   • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Medical Officer
   • US Dept. of Health and Human Services
   • Lutheran General Hospital, Employee Health Medical Director
   • International Truck and Engine Corporation, Medical Director of Health, Safety, Security and Productivity
   • Advocate Health Care, Medical Director, Occupational Health Program
   • US Navy, Medical Officer
   • UIC Health in the Arts Program, Director
   • Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc., Medical Director
   • Region 5-EPA, Medical Advisor
   • UIC Travel & Immunizations Service, Medical Director
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Candidate Requirements:
Residents enter the program at the PG2 level after having completed at least one clinical year of residency in a U.S.,
ACGME accredited program, or in a program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or
by the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Applicants who have completed residencies in Family Medicine, Internal
Medicine or another specialty are also invited to apply. We accept ERAS applications or paper applications. Applications
are accepted starting September 1. Occupational Medicine residencies do not participate in the National Resident
Match Program (NRMP).
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                            University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Program
                                                    Iowa City, Iowa
                                          Length of Program: 2 years
                                                                                           Marlene Thompson
                                                                                           Program Coordinator
                                                                                           (319) 335.4416

                                                                                           Fredric Gerr, MD, Director
                                                                                           (319) 335.4212
Occupational Medicine
Occupational and environmental medicine physicians diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases and injuries
resulting from occupational and environmental exposures.

University of Iowa Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program
We are a well-established, nationally-recognized Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program with continuous
accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) since 1987. Our program offers
training in a wide range of community, hospital, industry, and governmental occupational medicine clinics and practice
settings and a vigorous research program. During the two year training program, residents earn a Master of Public
Health (MPH) degree from the University of Iowa’s fully accredited College of Public Health.

Although the training is rigorous and requires considerable study, residents typically work 45-55 duty hours per week
with no regularly scheduled night or weekend call responsibilities.

Our faculty are board certified, approachable, highly accomplished clinicians and academicians with a wide range of
interests and expertise. They love to teach occupational medicine and to provide quality mentoring and support.

Our residents have diverse backgrounds, including those who recently completed internships, former and current
armed-forces officers, mid-career physicians seeking new practice opportunities and even medical and surgical

Our graduates have numerous opportunities for employment straight out of residency, including hospital-based clinical
occupational medicine, medical director positions, government occupational health, and international practice. They
have a phenomenal board passage rate of 95%.

Resident Support
We provide tuition support for the MPH degree and competitive stipend and benefits.

Residents are provided with an office with personal computers providing electronic access to library resources
(including PubMed and other on-line clinical databases), electronic medical records, and the internet, in addition to the
standard suite of word-processing, spreadsheet, and email software.

An Interdisciplinary Setting
We emphasize an interdisciplinary approach to occupational medicine practice, and the importance of the team
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approach to solving occupational health problems. Residents have the opportunity to work with other trainees and
professionals in industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, ergonomics, toxicology and other fields.

A Strong Clinical Component
Residents can choose rotations from a wide variety of clinical settings, including community-based occupational
medicine clinics, corporate medical programs, and hospital-based specialty practices. In addition, residents regularly
participate in the Occupational Medicine Clinic at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC), our primary
teaching hospital. UIHC is a large tertiary care hospital that serves as the regional referral center for the upper Midwest.
It is ranked among the best hospitals in America.

A Vigorous Research Program
Residents have access to several federally funded research centers, including the Environmental Health Sciences
Research Center, The Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health, and the Injury Prevention Research Center. These
centers are directed by faculty who are recognized nationally for their achievement and expertise.

Why Our Residents Chose Iowa
Here are some reasons our residents give for choosing Iowa:

   A mentor of mine once said that when I found the right medical specialty, I would just ‘know’. I was surprised and
   elated when I experienced that moment and found occupational medicine. Seasoned physicians and new residents
   alike seemed genuinely happy and told me they would make the same specialty choice again in an instant. Based on
   recommendations from previous residents regarding the strengths of this program, I chose to return to Iowa City for
   occupational medicine residency.

   I am a mid-career professional with interest and commitment to both clinical medicine and public health. Having
   worked within the public health and patient care systems in Iowa, I have come to appreciate the Iowa tradition of
   excellence across all healthcare domains. The University of Iowa Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program
   has a history of stability and excellence.

   I chose Iowa because of its well-rounded occupational medicine program and the location is great for my family. The
   program was very accommodating to my Air Force requirements while interviewing. The program is small enough to
   get great interaction with each attending, while offering many opportunities for electives and tailoring the program to
   your goals and future practice ambitions.

   The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Training Program at the University of Iowa offers its residents
   a wide breadth of clinical and research experiences. The instructors are very knowledgeable and truly interested in

   I chose Iowa because of the caliber of the program and clinical instructors. Because of my training, I was able to secure
   my top job choice.

Life in Iowa City
Come to Iowa City for:
     • Small town convenience with big city education, culture, food, and intellectual life
     • Low cost of living compared to programs in East and West Coast cities
     • Safe Midwest environment for peace of mind
     • Excellent salary and benefits which compete favorably with other programs
     • Life in a town that is frequently rated as one of the best places to live in America
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                          University of Kentucky College of Medicine Program
                                        Lexington, Kentucky
                                     Length of Program: 2 years
                                                          Deana Bellis
                                                          Residency Program Coordinator
                                                                     T: (859) 218-2100
                                                                     F: (859) 257-9862

Overview from Program Website:
Request a Brochure: http://www.mc.uky.edu/publichealth/residency/inforequestform.html
Under the direction of Dr. Ray Garman, a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
(ACOEM), the two-year program was certified by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in
1983. Graduates of the program are eligible for certification in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of
Preventive Medicine.

Why Occupational Medicine?
Today, organizations of every kind rely on corporate medical departments as well as on outside Occupational and
Environmental Medicine (OEM) consulting practices to ensure their operations and products pose no unacceptable
risks to human health or to the environment. Increasingly, businesses are relying on Occupational Medicine to improve
the productivity of the workforce using preventive medicine techniques in an effort to maintain optimal employee
Occupational medicine provides the opportunity to incorporate many aspects of other fields of medicine, including
emergency medicine, internal medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, surgery, epidemiology, toxicology, forensic
medicine, administration, and preventive medicine.

In existence since 1983, UK’s Occupational Medicine includes training in core preventive medicine competencies:
    • Health Services Management
    • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    • Clinical Preventive Medicine
    • Behavioral Aspects of Health
    • Environmental Health

The occupational focus of the residency program is achieved through training in the following core areas:
    • Disability Management and Work Fitness
    • Workplace Health and Surveillance
    • Hazard Recognition, Evaluation, and Control
    • Clinical Occupational Medicine
    • Regulations and Government Agencies
    • Environmental Health and Risk Assessment
    • Health Promotion and Clinical Prevention
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The first year of residency training is primarily spent completing MPH coursework, while maintaining limited clinical
activity. In the second year, residents complete a series of rotations through several sites, including an occupational
and environmental health clinic (Kentucky Clinic South), an employer-based occupational health clinic (Toyota Motor
Manufacturing of KY), public health departments (Lexington-Fayette County and KY State Health Department), a private
medical practice with a focus on occupational dermatology (Dermatology Specialists), UK Employee Health and a
migrant farm worker health center (Bluegrass Community Health Center).

Research Centers:
   • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
   • Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center
   • Southeast Center for Agricultural Health and Injury Prevention
   • UK Center For Prevention Research
   • Center of excellence in public health workforce research and policy
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                     Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Program
                                                Baltimore, Maryland
                                            Length of Program: 2 years
                                                                  Christine Brown
                                                                  Program Manager
                                                                  T: (410) 955-3362
Overview from Program Website:
The Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) training program of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg
School of Public Health is a two-year program designed to prepare physicians for a career in the specialty of
occupational and environmental medicine. The OEM program includes coursework culminating in the MPH
degree with practicum rotations at key training sites in the Mid-Atlantic region. The OEM program is a component of
the Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health, funded by the National Institute
for Occupational Safety and Health.
More than 140 physicians have completed the program and hold leadership positions in a wide array of occupational
and environmental settings in the US and around the world. The program has a long history of attracting outstanding
candidates as evidenced by the number of Occupational Physician Scholars who have trained at Johns Hopkins.
The Johns Hopkins Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Program is a two-year training program for
physicians. It is located in the Division of Occupational and Environmental Health of the Department of Environmental
Health Sciences in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. The program includes coursework leading to the Master of
Public Health (MPH) degree at Johns Hopkins, the oldest and largest School of Public Health in the world. Trainees
rotate through a wide range of OEM sites in the Mid-Atlantic region, including the Johns Hopkins Hospital, the US
Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the International Association of Fire Fighters and the Occupational
Health Program at the University of Maryland. Residents are supported with stipend, MPH tuition, benefits, and
malpractice insurance.
The Hopkins OEM program was established in 1978 to address a need for physicians with the skills to protect the health
of working populations. The mission of the OEM program is to train physicians who will be leaders in occupational
and environmental medicine. Our graduates manage and improve the health of populations through: a) the
development and implementation of programs to reduce or mitigate occupational or environmental exposure; b) the
direction of clinical care and health management of individuals and populations exposed to chemical, physical,
biological, ergonomic, and/or psychological hazards in a variety of occupational and environmental settings and; (c)
application of new technologies, new research findings, and new management techniques to improve the health of
working populations and minimize disability.
Although listed as a residency by the ACGME, many of our trainees are board-certified or board-eligible in a primary
care specialty, such as internal, family, or emergency medicine, and are fellows in our program. Many of our trainees
have prior experience in a variety of settings, including the U.S. military. Successful applicants to our program have
demonstrated commitment to public health and the field of occupational and environmental medicine.
Applicants interested in combined programs (i.e., Internal Medicine and OEM; OEM and pulmonary fellowship) should
make their interests known to the program director. The applicant will apply to both programs separately.
Our alumni have taken positions in a wide range of settings including in academia, government, corporate, military,
clinical and non-governmental organizations. They have made significant contributions to occupational and
environmental medicine and have assumed positions of leadership around the country in every sector of the field.
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                         Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
                                National Capital Consortium Program
                                              Bethesda, Maryland
                                           Length of Program: 2 years
                                                                Timothy M. Mallon, MD, MPH
                                                                Program Director
                                                                T: (301) 295-3718
                                                                F: (301) 295-0335
Overview from Program Website:
The OEM residency is a two-year program designed to prepare military physicians for a career in the specialty of
occupational and environmental medicine. Occupational and Environmental medicine is the medical specialty devoted
to the prevention and management of occupational and environmental injury, illness, and disability, and the promotion
of health and productivity of workers, their families, and communities.

The residency is part of Graduate Medical Education (GME) in the National Capital Consortium, which sponsors over 60
military residency programs in the Washington, DC area. The OEM residency at the Uniformed Services University
(USUHS) is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and to date we have
graduated over 95 residents who have successfully taken and passed the board certifying examination offered by the
American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Residents who have completed a primary care residency could apply to do one year of residency training and request
ABPM to grant approval under the complementary pathway to take the board certifying examination in OEM.
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                                    Harvard School of Public Health
                          Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency
                                           Boston, Massachusetts
                                         Length of Program: 2 years
                                                              Ann Backus, MS
                                                              T: (617) 432-3327
                                                              Stefanos N. Kales, MD, MPH, FACP, FACOEM
                                                              T: (617) 665-1580
Overview from Program Website:
Download a Residency Program Brochure
Download a MD-MBA Brochure
Download the Annual Report

The Harvard School of Public Health OEMR is a fully ACGME-accredited 2-year training program for physicians leading
to board-eligibility in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, one of the three specialties of Preventive Medicine.
The HSPH OEMR was among the first such programs in the United States, and is recognized as one of the best
Occupational and Environmental Medicine residencies worldwide. We emphasize rigorous training, excellence in both
clinical occupational and environmental medicine, cutting-edge research, and a diverse balance of unique
environmental and occupational health opportunities. Supervision comes from an outstanding nationally- and
internationally-renowned faculty with a history of producing specialists who have become leaders devoted to
improving environmental and occupational health in academia, government, industry, health care, and non-
governmental organizations.

We offer two pathways to Board Certification in Occupational Medicine: a 2-year Categorical Program and a 1-year
Complementary Pathway. The Categorical Program can be entered after a transitional internship or a full clinical
residency, such as internal medicine. We strongly encourage military applicants. The Complementary Pathway is
available to those who already hold other board certification and have at least two years of career experience in OEM.
For additional information about the Complementary Pathway, please contact us directly.

The OEMR’s Categorical Program requires 2 full years of training beginning each year on July 1. The first year consists of
two semesters of full-time didactic coursework at HSPH leading up to the Masters of Public Health degree with a
concentration in Occupational and Environmental Health by June of the following year. For details regarding the HSPH
MPH degree, visit http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/mph/index.html#oeh. Students who already hold an MPH degree
attend courses as special students as needed to supplement their degree. The MPH coursework—undertaken from
September to December and February to May—is complemented by continuity clinic in the same months. Residents
also complete clinical rotations in July, August, January, and June of their first year and begin to plan a research project
with the guidance of OEMR faculty members.

The second year consists of multiple, several-month-long clinical rotations in various settings, including sites at
Cambridge Health Alliance, Reliant Medical Group, New England Baptist/Occupational and Environmental Health
Network, Massachusetts General Hospital, Tufts Medical Center Traveler’s Health Clinic, Gillette/Procter & Gamble,
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Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and elective rotations available from other government agencies, such as
the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease
Registry (ATSDR). The second year also involves the completion of a research project of publishable quality.

During both years, OEM residents attend Grand Rounds, career and research seminars, and weekly Board Review
sessions. Second-year residents are responsible for conducting Grand Rounds with area experts in occupational and
environmental medicine. They also have opportunities to attend regional and national occupational health scientific

The OEMR has a strong track record of residents producing excellence in research. Since 2000, HSPH OEM residents
have won a total of 18 ACOEM research awards and have been on the podium at ten of the last thirteen AOHC
meetings. Since 2005, HSPH OEM residents have authored or co-authored over 35 publications resulting from their
training. The HSPH OEMR also has an excellent record in board certification. Since 2003, HSPH has produced 28 new
ABPM Board Certified physicians.

Other unique opportunities for OEM residents include the HSPH Initiative for Productivity and Health Management
(IPHM). Productivity and Health Management seeks to maximize the health of the workforce and its dependents for the
mutual benefit of employees and their employers. The emerging field recognizes the interrelation of employees’ health
and well-being with employee satisfaction and an enterprise’s health care costs affected by all of the following:
healthcare expenses, absenteeism, disability, turnover, and productivity. The HSPH IPHM, housed within the OEMR, has
held two successful conferences related to these issues, one in 2010 and one in 2012. Residents attend IPHM
Conferences as an integral part of their training and have the opportunity to network with the conference faculty and
attendees, who are international thought leaders in a variety of fields.
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                           HealthPartners Institute for Education & Research
                                                St. Paul, Minnesota
                                             Length of Program: 2 years
                                                                      Paula Geiger
                                                                      Program Coordinator
                                                                      St. Paul Clinic/Occupational Medicine
                                                                      T: (651) 293-8269
Overview from Program Website:
The HealthPartners Occupational Medicine Residency Program has offered an exceptional Resident and Fellowship
training opportunity since 1977. Trainees acquire proficiency in clinical occupational medicine, epidemiology, research
methods, toxicology, industrial hygiene, injury prevention and management skills. Completion of the residency leads to
board eligibility in Occupational Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

The Occupational Medicine Residency Program is based at HealthPartners St. Paul Clinic and is part of the Midwest
Center for Occupational Health and Safety, in partnership with the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of
Public Health, at the University of Minnesota. The Midwest Center is an Educational Resource Center (ERC) sponsored
by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Midwest Center provides training in occupational
medicine, occupational health nursing, industrial hygiene, and injury prevention, as well as having a large Continuing
Education program in occupational safety and health for both professionals and workers.

The goal of the residency program is to prepare graduates to fill leadership roles as occupational medicine physicians in
industry, government, university and other practice settings. Residents become acquainted during their training with
the role of the occupational medicine physician in each of these varied settings and with the roles of other occupational
health professionals as well. They learn to work in cooperation with other professionals as part of a team approach to
improved worker health and safety.

This unique two year training program offers an integrated academic and clinical practicum experience. Completion of
the program academic requirements leads to a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree. Each resident in the MPH
program is required to complete a research project in order to become fully acquainted with current scientific
methodologies that may be of use in future practice or academic endeavors.

Residency/Fellowship Opportunities:
In order to be eligible for consideration of admission to the Occupational Medicine Residency/Fellowship Program,
candidates must have successfully completed an ACGME approved PGY-1 year (e.g. transitional or internship year) and
have successfully completed each of the USMLE or equivalent (Board Part I, II and III) examinations within three
attempts. Step III must be passed within 5 years of Step II.

Highly qualified medical students may apply to both our Occupational Medicine program and the Hennepin County
Medical Center Transitional PGY-1 program, with acceptance into the Occupational Medicine Program pending
acceptance into and completion of the Transitional PGY1 year.
Applicants must be either a U.S. Citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States. Applicants may have already
successfully completed advanced training in another medical or surgical specialty; although this is not a prerequisite.
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                                                NEW JERSEY
                     University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Program
                                Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
                                              Piscataway, New Jersey
                                             Length of Program: 2 years

                                                                      Tina Cirillo
                                                                      Clinical Research and Occupational Medicine
                                                                      T: (848) 445-6093
                                                                      F: (848) 445-0130

Overview from Program Website:
Designed for licensed physicians, the Residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides two years of
training in this specialty area of preventive medicine. The residency satisfies the didactic and practicum year
requirements for certification in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

The OEM training program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School provides an integrated academic/practicum
experience. Trainees take courses in the UMDNJ-School of Public Health during each of their semesters (see attached
Academic Requirements), leading to the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. Applicants who already have the MPH
or comparable degree will be expected to take additional course work in this program. Students also have clinical
teaching and research responsibilities.

The practicum experience begins early in the first year, providing graded opportunity for independent clinical work.
Residents have exposure to administrative aspects of occupational medicine. Residents gain a variety of experiences
using independent medical judgment on worker placement, medical surveillance, disability disease prevention, and
health promotion. Experience in epidemiologic studies and health hazard evaluation is also developed.

Research is a required part of the training program. Each trainee performs a research project with one of the Division
faculty in an area of OEM. This qualifies for the six credits of field work training required for the MPH.

Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) is a joint institute of the University of Medicine and
Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Admissions Criteria
Preference is given to physicians who have completed three years of a primary care specialty such as internal medicine
or family practice, in which case the program functions as a fellowship. Under special circumstances applicants with
different backgrounds, including at least an approved PGY1, may be considered. Applicants must be eligible for
unrestricted medical license by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. There is no provision for a Permit in this
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                                                  NEW YORK
                                  Mount Sinai School of Medicine Program
                                                 New York, New York
                                              Length of Program: 2 years
                                                                        Eileen Headley
                                                                        Residency Program Coordinator
                                                                        T: (212) 824-7068
Program Director’s Welcome
The Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) is dedicated to
preventing occupational and environmental illness and injury through educational training, clinical care, consultative
activities, and research. Our faculty includes clinicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, industrial hygienists and social
workers with expertise in a range of occupational and environmental health problems. We provide clinical and
consultative services at the Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (COEM)
and Mont Sinai Hospital for patients, and a range of employers, industries, and governmental agencies. In addition to
our ACGME-accredited Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program, we provide educational
opportunities in occupational and environmental medicine for medical and public health students, and medical
residents and fellows.

The COEM has long been recognized for its pioneering leadership and expertise in the field of Occupational Medicine in
such areas as asbestos and lead toxicity. In recent years, our physicians have continued to be leaders in the field of
occupational medicine, in terms of understanding, treating and communicating the complex health effects of the World
Trade Center Disaster.

Program Overview
As one of the component programs in the NY/NJ Education and Research Center (ERC), residents in the occupational
medicine residency have ample opportunity to interact with other trainees and specialists in occupational safety and
health. Beyond our institution, we have field placements with major industry, arts medicine, the New York City
Department of Health, and both regional and national OSHA and other assorted occupational medicine experiences.
Successful completion of the program also includes awarding of a Master in Public Health degree through Mount Sinai
School of Medicine. The faculty participating in this program as well as our departmental faculty provides yet another
example of the phenomenal resources available to our trainees.

Research possibilities abound at MSSM, which is one of the most active and highly funded medical research centers in
the country. Competitive funding opportunities are available for resident research projects through the ERC and our
residents are encouraged to apply for these.
Finally, we are located in New York City, along Central Park and Museum Mile. We invite you to learn more about our
Occupational Medicine Residency Training Program and how to apply on the accompanying web pages.

   1. To provide clinically-trained physicians with a comprehensive clinical and research experience, and prepare
        them to address complex problems in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
   2. To prepare physicians for leadership roles in academia, industry, public health, research and other relevant
        domains influencing individual and population health and safety.
   3. To qualify residents for board eligibility in Preventive Medicine(Occupational Medicine).
   4. To graduate residents with a Master of Public Health degree upon satisfactory completion of program
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     • Emphasis is placed on academic course work in the core areas of preventive medicine, including epidemiology
        and biostatistics, fundamentals of occupational and environmental medicine, health care organization,
        administration and behavioral sciences.
     • Residents will begin evaluating patients and developing a clinical practice in the Mount Sinai - I. J. Selikoff
        Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
     • Residents are expected to begin research projects, including literature reviews on topics related to occupational
        medicine, and to develop a thesis project in occupational and environmental medicine according to the
        guideline of the M.P.H. Program.
     • All residents will participate in the ERC Interdisciplinary Seminar Series and Site Visit Course.
     • Coursework and seminars which address practical matters in career development in the field of Occupational
        and Environmental Medicine as well expose the resident to the different career paths possible are also part of
        the curriculum.
     • Emphasis is placed on practicum rotations to understand the roles and areas of expertise in other occupational
        health professionals and related parties in the "world of work" of occupational medicine.
     • Residents will complete course work required as part of the Master of Public Health Program.
     • Residents will complete a thesis on a research topic related to occupational and environmental medicine as
        part of the requirements for successful completion of the M.P.H. Program and present the findings at ERC and
        Departmental seminars.
     • Residents will emphasize aspects of occupational medicine during their practicum rotations including
        governmental regulations and law (OSHA) and environmental monitoring and safety evaluations (Con Edison),
        as well as accomplishing other goals during other practicum sites.
     • Residents will continue with their clinical experience at the Center of Occupational and Environmental
     • Residents will participate in didactic activities within the Department, including Journal Club and Case
        Presentations Residents are also expected to teach medical students in the Epidemiology and Biostatistics
        course and participate in the Family Medicine clerkships.
Master of Public Health
All two-year residents are enrolled in the Master of Public Health at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The master's
program in integrated into both years of the residency program.
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