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Residents in this program gain the qualifications to sit for board certification, earn a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health, and practice their skills in a wide variety of settings, from medical facilities to industry sites. As part of the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center​ (MAP ERC), residents have the unique opportunity to train and learn with graduate students in other occupational health and safety disciplines: industrial hygiene, ergonomics, health physics, and occupational psychology. Residents must complete a scholarly project as part of their training and have the opportunity to participate in other educational experiences such as monthly journal clubs, weekly case competitions, and a field experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Download a sample curriculum​.


In addition to required clinical rotations, residents may complete specialty rotations in orthopedics, ophthalmology, toxicology, physiatry, or psychology. Residents may also complete policy and law rotations.

Clinical Rotations
  • Center for Occupational Safety (COSH) at Denver Health (core training site)
  • Colorado Division of Workers Compensation
  • Concentra
  • Exempla/SCL
  • Hughes Medical Clinic (IME and Aviation medicine)
  • International Occupational Medicine elective in Guatemala
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
  • National Jewish Health (core training site)
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Department of Energy)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Orthopedic and urgent care
  • Peak Form Medical
  • University of Colorado Hospital Occupational Medicine
  • University of Colorado Toxicology
  • Workwell

Additional educational experiences

  • Case conference (weekly)
  • Journal club (monthly)
  • Miners’ clinic
  • Denver Health and university hospital emergency preparedness exercises
  • Participation in week long field experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health hazard evaluations

Scholarly projects

Residents complete at least one scholarly project and present at regional and national conferences. Examples of past projects include:

  • Using Digital Storytelling to Educate Employers about Chronic Disease and Aging in the Workplace
  • Worker Safety in the Marijuana Industry
  • Use of a Novel Diagnostic Tool to Identify Lung Disease in Veterans Deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Safety Training for Montana Logging Industry
  • Oil and Gas Occupational Injury Profile

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