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:
• 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.
• 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
• 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
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.