Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency/Fellowship Program
The primary goal of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency is to train practicing physicians to be qualified for careers in occupational and environmental medicine in private practice, industry, government, military, or academia.
This two-year program includes completion of the requirements for a Master of Public Health degree, and twelve months of full-time experiential rotations in various aspects of professional practice in the field. Graduates are eligible to apply for board certification in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education.
The interdisciplinary curriculum is based on both a clinical and public health model for practice. The major focus is on population aggregates rather than individuals and indirect rather than direct care to clients. Graduates are prepared to participate in a multi-disciplinary approach to planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs and services for worker health and safety and well being. A mastery of basic clinical skills and significant clinical experience is expected as a prerequisite.
Fall 2019-Summer 2020 MPH-OEM Degree Planner
Stipends, Tuition Support, and Benefits
The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health at UTHealth School of Public Health is one of 18 CDC/NIOSH Education and Research Centers in the United States, supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). SWCOEH is comprised of academic degree programs in occupational medicine, industrial hygiene, occupational epidemiology and total worker health, and supports active continuing education, outreach and pilot project research training programs.
Residents/fellows receive a stipend, adjusted according to post-graduate year level.*
These stipends are competitive with other national residency programs.
In addition to the stipend, tuition and fees are covered by the Residency Program, professional liability coverage, a benefits package including health insurance, and travel to one professional meeting per year are also provided to each trainee.
* Unless special funds are identified, stipend support is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents.
For More Information
Brett Perkison, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
UTHealth School of Public Health
1200 Pressler, W1040
Houston, TX 77030
Peggy Weinshilboum, MBA