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Occupational safety and health training grant.

NIOSH 2007 Mar; :1-19
The Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program (YOEMP) at the Yale University School of Medicine provides comprehensive training for physicians in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). This residency training program was established in 1985, and first granted NIOSH-sponsored fellowships in 1988. In 1989, the program was accredited by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and has remained a fully accredited training program since that time. The explicit goal of the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine program is to train physicians to be qualified, board eligible OEM clinicians as well as future teachers of occupational and environmental medicine. In addition, a select group of trainees receive further training to become scientific investigators in the field. The YOEMP offers an integrated 2-year academic and practicum program with an optional third year for additional research experience. Completion of the program leads to board eligibility for certification in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine as well as a Masters in Public Health degree through the Yale School of Public Health. The program is approved for a total of four positions, two per year. Areas of program achievement include the continuation of an excellent track record for recruiting high-quality candidates into the field. Nine residents completed the residency training program during the most recent grant period. The majority of our graduates are board certified in Occupational Medicine and have gone on to full-time occupational medicine practice, while maintaining academic ties and continued teaching as full time or adjunct faculty. Therefore, this program addresses an important occupational health need to reduce the shortage of formally trained occupational medicine physicians at the regional and national level who serve as clinicians, educators and research scientists. Other areas of achievement include: expansion of educational efforts within the medical school, including an Occupational Medicine clinical rotation for residents from the Yale Internal Medicine program and other neighboring programs; an increase in research opportunities and research grants awarded to faculty; continued growth and development of clinical and consultative services; and augmentation of community outreach and educational activities.
Training; Education; Occupational-medicine-programs; Occupational-medicine; Environmental-medicine
Director Residency Training Program: Oyebode A. Taiwo, MD, MPH Yale University School of Medicine Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program 135 College St., 3rd Fl. New Haven CT 06510
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Yale University School of Medicine
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health