The Occupational Medicine Residency program is designed as a two-year training experience consisting of an academic phase and practicum phase with ongoing core residency training activities.
The goal of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program is to prepare residents for the comprehensive practice of occupational medicine in a variety of settings, including private clinical practices, managed health care organizations, corporate medical departments, public health programs and legal or regulatory authorities.
The residency addresses the competencies specified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for residency training in preventive medicine-occupational medicine, as well as core competencies identified by the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. A list of competencies addressed by the program is available for review. Graduates of the program are well prepared to take the ABPM certification examination in preventive medicine-occupational medicine.
Specific educational objectives include:
These aims are achieved through the graduate degree programs during the academic phase, the field site training during the practicum phase, clinical training at UC Irvine's Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), clinical case conferences, didactic seminars and the resident projects.
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The program does not provide an initial clinical training year. Consequently, entering residents must have completed at least one year in an ACGME-accredited clinical residency program and be licensed to practice medicine in the state of California.
The program also considers candidate physicians who have completed the required clinical training and obtained a master's of Public Health degree or the equivalent from an accredited institution. These residents may be admitted directly into the practicum phase of the program.
Applications can be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). This program is listed under Preventive Medicine residencies in ERAS.
The required documents for applications are:
Interviews begin end of October. Application materials must be posted to ERAS by October 21st. It is recommended that applicants submit all of their materials well before the October 21 deadline to secure a timely interview slot.
For questions about the application process or about the residency program, please contact our Residency Program Director, Dr. Alya Khan, at [email protected].