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Occupational and Environmental Medicine Educational Programs

Yale’s Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program offers robust educational experiences, including a fellowship, elective rotations, and research training.

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship

The highlight of our training environment is our ACGME-accredited Occupational and Environmental Medicine fellowship. This fellowship is for physicians who have completed their initial clinical training.

What is a Fellowship in Occupational and Environmental Medicine?

A fellowship in occupational and environmental medicine prepares the learner for careers in the fields of occupational and environmental medicine. Yale offers an integrated two-year clinical and academic program.

Why Choose a Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship?

As a fellow in the program, you will learn from physicians, epidemiologists, statisticians, industrial hygienists, and lab scientists with over 200 years of expertise in a range of occupational and environmental health challenges.

The fellowship’s objectives are:

  • Provide comprehensive clinical training and research experience in Occupational and Environmental Medicine
  • Prepare candidates for academic, research, and clinical practice in this rapidly expanding field
  • Qualify candidates for board eligibility in Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine

The Yale program is a fully accredited training program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine leading to board eligibility for certification in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Funds are available from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health under a training grant. As a fellow, you will be paid at a salary level commensurate with years of post-graduate training as set by the NIH guidelines. Benefits include basic health and disability insurance.

What Training Will I Receive as Part of the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fellowship?

Clinical, research, and didactic training are required as part of the program.

Clinical Training

As a fellow, you will begin training in the clinical aspects of Occupational and Environmental Medicine during your first year. This includes patient care responsibilities in outpatient clinics as well as shared coverage of the consultation service.

Along with our staff industrial hygienist, you will visit and evaluate sites from which proven or suspect cases of occupational or environmental disease emerge. You will assume primary responsibility for conducting these hazard evaluations.

You will also complete block rotations with community-based occupational health clinics and various corporations covering the major industrial sectors. You will also have the option to participate in elective rotations at governmental organizations (e.g., Federal OSHA, NIOSH, Connecticut State Health Department) or other private industries.

Didactic Training

Upon completion of the program, you will master the basic principles of epidemiology, biostatistics, toxicology, and industrial hygiene. If you do not already hold a comparable degree, you will complete the requirements for the Masters of Public Health degree (MPH) through the Yale School of Public Health.

Research Training

You will undertake one or more independent research projects leading to a poster for presentation at a professional meeting and/or an article for publication.

Additional Activities

As a fellow, you will organize and participate in weekly research conferences featuring local and visiting investigators, post-clinic conferences, and monthly journal club.

How Do I Apply?

Applicants interested in applying for our program should first contact our Fellowship Coordinator, Laura Morariu by phone (203-785-6434) or by email. All other questions, including questions regarding an already submitted application or questions from fellows who have already been accepted to our program, should be directed to Ms. Morariu.

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