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Occupational medicine graduate training grant.

Schwerha JJ
NIOSH 2003 Feb; :1-24
NIOSH support for the Occupational Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health remains instrumental in maintaining the strength of the program. These Training Grant funds have been used exclusively for trainee expenses, stipends and support throughout the period of the grant. There remains strong institutional support for the program. There has been new leadership and a change in personnel, but the program remains strongly focused on producing well-trained Occupational Physicians. During the five-year training period from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 2001, the Occupational Medicine Residency graduated 13 residents. All are employed in the specialty of Occupational Medicine, serving in industry, academia, hospital-based and freestanding clinics, military and government service. Eight of these residents have already taken and passed the Specialty Board Examinations in Occupational Medicine, and several more are planning to take the exam in the near future. Four resident physicians will complete the program in 2001 and three new resident physicians began the residency in August, 2001. The Academic Program has retained its essential character, with the addition of a new course and extended seminars, while the Practicum Training has been upgraded to include more clinical training and more Pubic Health exposure for the residents. The program continues to attract residents locally, nationally and internationally.
Education; Educational resource centers; Occupational medicine; Training; Physicians; Environmental medicine; Occupational health programs
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Publication Date
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Type
Fiscal Year
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NIOSH Division
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Performing Organization
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Page last reviewed: June 15, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division