Residency/Fellowship Program

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Established in 1977, the OEM residency/fellowship program at the University of Washington is one of the longest-standing programs of its kind in the United States. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

As one of the core programs in the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, the program receives grant funding through the CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Trainees master the clinical practice of occupational medicine through rotations at both academic and community-based occupational medicine clinics, specialty clinics affiliated with the UW and clinics oriented to the care of special populations of workers, such as the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and VA Puget Sound employee health clinic.

Most trainees are concurrently enrolled in the School of Public Health in a two-year degree program that combines core curriculum and courses pertinent to the training of OEM physicians.

Graduates of the program are eligible to become board-certified in Occupational Medicine through the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Alumni are employed in diverse fields such as direct patient care, academics and federal and state agencies influencing public policy.

Eligibility: Physicians who have undergone a minimum of one year of postgraduate training in an ACGME-approved program are eligible to apply. Experience in clinical medicine, military medicine, research, policy or public health practice strengthens an application. Please see the OEM Residency website for more information on how to apply.