Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency Overview
Residents in the program will train and learn alongside trainees from various health and safety backgrounds. Residents will practice their skills at medical facilities and industry sites that offer rich experiences and learning opportunities while completing their residency.
What Does an Occupation Medicine Physician Do?
-Treats and prevents work-related injuries and illnesses
-Determines workers' abilities to perform their job duties and helps injured workers recuperate and return to work
-Educates the public and researches health outcomes from exposures to potentially hazardous work environments
-Works in roles such as Occupational Medicine Physician, Corporate Medical Director, and Consultant to industry, labor, and government
Residency in Occupational Health with a Master of Public Health degree (MPH) or a Certificate in Public Health. This is typically a 2-year program.
Who Should Apply?
-Individuals with an MD degree from an LCME-accredited medical school within the United States, Puerto Rico, or Canada
-Individuals who have a DO degree from an AOA-accredited school of osteopathy
-Individuals who have an ECFMG certificate
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado
Denver Health Medical Center
National Jewish Health
ARBOR Occupational Medicine
VA Medical Center
Occupational medicine residents are funded through NIOSH ERC grants and additional funding sources. Active military physicians interested in occupational medicine training are encouraged to apply.
For additional information on admission to the OEM Residency, please visit the Colorado School of Public Health's OEM site.