Occupational Medicine Residency (OM)

OM ResidencyThe Occupational Medicine (OM) Residency Program trains physicians to become specialists in the preventive medicine specialty of occupational medicine. Occupational medicine physicians are concerned with the health, safety, and performance of workers, their families, and their communities. Resident physicians at RMCOEH prepare to excel as occupational and environmental medicine specialists through the following:

  • State-of-the-art courses.
  • Exceptional clinical experiences.
  • Evidence-based medical practice.
  • Diverse rotations in industrial and governmental settings.
  • Performance of research with major clinical impacts.

Faculty physicians at RMCOEH promote the health and safety of workers through education, clinical and consultative practice, research, evidence-based practice guidelines development, and community outreach. 

For additional information about the field of occupational and environmental medicine, please visit: American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) "What is OEM?"

The occupational medicine residency involves the following:

Throughout the Program

  • Participate in journal club, occupational medicine grand rounds, regularly scheduled teaching sessions, and provide community education on asbestos and other topics
  • Participate in field data collection for major ongoing research projects at the RMCOEH

Practicum Phase

  • At least eight weeks at institutions that provide comprehensive occupational health services to defined work groups
  • At least six weeks at population-based occupational and/or environmental sites, such as OSHA, Utah Labor Commission, NIOSH, or public health departments
  • At least 12 weeks in OM community clinics with patient continuity experiences
  • Additional specialty rotations, such as pulmonary, orthopedics, or dermatology; selected based on a resident's prior training and experience

Completion of a research project

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University of Utah Health Care Occupational Medicine Clinics

Full-service occupational health clinics providing:

  • Work-related injury and illness care
  • Work physicals and drug screening programs
  • Medical surveillance
  • Case management
  • Specialty services on-site
  • Workplace wellness

For additional information, please contact the clinics at (801) 213-9777. 

MOHKaren Bradakis
Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: (801) 581-3841
Email: karen.bradakis@hsc.utah.edu