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The Occupational Medicine Residency trains physicians to become specialists in the preventive medicine specialty of occupational medicine, which is concerned with the health, safety, and performance of workers and their families and communities. The residency program is funded by and operated in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (RMCOEH), one of 18 centers of its kind sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: 801-581-3841

A brief description of the residency follows. For comprehensive information, see RMCOEH.

The residency takes two years to complete and consists of two phases:

Academic phase

Complete Master of Occupational Health (MOH) degree with emphasis in occupational medicine

Practicum phase

    • At least eight weeks at corporate sites (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, the Utah Labor Commission, NIOSH, or public health departments
    • At least 12 weeks in occupational medicine community clinics with patient continuity experiences
    • Additional specialty rotations, such as Utah Miners Clinic, pulmonary, orthopedics, or dermatology (selected based on a resident's prior training and experience)
    • Completion of a research project

How to apply

Prospective residents must apply through ERAS in early fall to begin the residency program the following July 1. The Residency Committee reviews applications and invites prospective candidates for interviews through October and November. The residency program makes offers to candidates in mid-January on a uniform date agreed upon by the Occupational Medicine Residency Directors Association.