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. The program remains strongly focused on producing well-trained Occupational Physicians. During the five-year training period from July l, 2001 to June 30, 2006, the Occupational Medicine Residency graduated 18 residents. All are employed in the specialty of Occupational Medicine, serving in industry, academia, hospital-based and freestanding clinics. 92% of those taking the Board Examinations passed the exam. Several more are planning to take the exam in the near future. Two new resident physicians began the residency in August, 2006. 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.
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261