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Occupational Medicine Residency

The Occupational Medicine (OM) Residency Training Program at UPENN provides innovative, supervised practicum training with the purpose of producing outstanding OM physicians equipped to move the field forward. The program is designed to ensure that trainees acquire core competencies required to practice effectively in the field. The program, supported by NIOSH and HRSA Training Program grants, meets the training requirements for certification by the American Board of Preventative Medicine (ABPM) in OM and accreditation requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

This two-year residency training program includes broad based education followed by focused preventive medicine education. Prior to appointment in the program, residents must have successfully completed at least 12 months of clinical education in a residency program accredited by the ACGME, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the College of Physicians of Canada.  Applicants will be expected to possess a Master in Public Health degree or equivalent master’s degree, or be actively enrolled in such a degree program having successfully completed all the core courses required by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (Biostatistics; Epidemiology; Environmental and Occupational Health; Health Services Organization and Administration and a course on Social and Behavioral Influences on Health).

The program has graduated almost 100 OM physicians to date, all of whom have remained in the field. Residents who have graduated from our program and sat the ABPM examination have, on average, consistently scored above the National Average for OM residency trained candidates.

To learn more about Occupational Medicine Residency, visit the program's page on the School of Medicine Web site.