An Innovative Leader in Occupational Medicine Training

The Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) residency at the University of Washington is a multifaceted ACGME-accredited program leading to a variety of exciting careers for physicians of all backgrounds. Building on over four decades of ground-breaking contributions to the specialty, residents learn directly from national leaders in OEM and industries specific to the Pacific Northwest.

A Dynamic Career

OEM graduates enjoy diverse careers in direct patient care, public health, research, and academics. Employers of our graduates include:
Kaiser Permanente 
University of Washington
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
California Department of Health
VA Puget Sound Healthcare System
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NASA, Ames Research Center
US Military
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Top Reasons to Train at the University of Washington

University of Washington Medical Center ranked #1 in the state
Harborview Medical Center (Level 1 Trauma Center) ranked #2 in the state
School of Public Health ranked #3 in the world
School of Medicine ranked #10 for research in the country
Over 1,000 trainees across 100+ training programs
Fantastic year-round outdoor recreation including alpine and cross-country skiing, backpacking, cycling, hiking, kayaking, kite-boarding, river rafting, rock climbing, sailing, snowboarding and swimming
Outstanding performing arts including the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, 5th Avenue Theatre, plus a plethora of intimate music venues and theatres
Thriving local economy supports exceptional restaurants, coffee, micro-breweries, and wineries
The Seattle Sounders - 2017 Major League Soccer Cup Champions
The Seattle Seahawks - 2014 Super Bowl Champions
Easy access to the San Juan Islands, the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver BC, and Whistler (two hours by car to the US-Canadian border)