The curriculum is customized for each trainee depending on prior clinical training, MPH coursework already completed, and individual interests.

Graduate Coursework and Conferences

Most OEM trainees obtain the Occupational and Environmental Medicine MPH during the training program. The degree is a combination of core curriculum and courses particularly pertinent to OEM physicians.
Required classes include:
Toxicology
Biostatistics
Epidemiology
Occupational Diseases 
 
Additional weekly instruction in OEM from UW core faculty is an integral part of the training program and includes:
Board review
Journal club
Current topics in OEM 
OEM case conference 
 
Trainees who already have an MPH or equivalent degree when entering the OEM program, or who wish to pursue an alternative master’s degree within the UW School of Public Health, have customized alternative educational plans.

Training Sites

Core Rotations

Harborview Medical Center OEM Specialty Clinic 
Valley Medical Center OEM Specialty Clinic
Kaiser Permanente OEM Specialty Clinic 
VA Puget Sound Environmental and Employee Health Clinics
Washington Poison Center
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries, Olympia, WA
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, OEM Clinic, Bremerton, WA
Healthy Worker Clinic, Yakima, WA
The Work Clinic, Tukwila, WA
 
Subspecialties at UW: Orthopedics; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Pain Medicine; Ear, Nose and Throat; Traumatic Brain Injury

Elective Rotations

Federal Aviation Administration
King County Public Health Department
Hanford Nuclear Reservation
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Washington, DC
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Cincinnati, OH

Research Project

A research project is a required component of the training. Past projects include:
Chronic Health Risks in Commercial Fishermen: A Cross-Sectional Analysis
9-1-1 Telecommunicator Occupational Stress and Strain
Occupational Exposures to Vapors and Gases, Liver Attenuation and Insulin Resistance: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
 
See additional thesis topics on the DEOHS Student Research page.