residency

program in

occupational

and environmental

medicine

Practicum Sites

Residents are required to be engaged in clinical activities a minimum of 80 days per academic year. Our trainees typically well exceed 100 days per academic year in clinical rotations. Each resident covers about 60 days at the EOHSI clinic per year and rotates to external sites either one (1st year) to two (2nd year) days a week when not on the VA rotation. Each trainee is also required to rotate through a block of 60 workdays a year (clinical and non-clinical activities) at the Veterans Administration (East Orange, NJ).

CLINICAL

Occupational Health Program at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (Plainsboro, NJ)

Resident training opportunities include workers’ compensation injury treatment and case management, Return to Work and Fitness for Duty Evaluations, DOT and non-DOT physical examinations, Immigration Medical Examinations, travel medicine (including certified yellow fever and other vaccinations/immunizations), and interpretation of spirometry and audiograms.

 RWJBarnabasHealth Corporate Care (Lakewood, NJ)

Provides a variety of clinical experiences that include surveillance exams, fitness for duty, pre-employment physicals, work related injury management, DOT exams, MRO work, firefighter exams, corporate management and administration, policy writing, site-visits, procedures, and IMEs.

EOHSI Clinic (Piscataway, NJ)

This is the continuity clinic associated with the training program. Training experiences include workers’ compensation injury evaluation, treatment, and management, return to work, fitness for duty, surveillance exams, walk-in injuries and illnesses, latent TB consults, complex case referrals, IMEs, and disability evaluations.

The EOHSI clinic is also home to the New Jersey World Trade Center Monitoring Program Center of Excellence.

 CONCENTRA (Edison and Bridgewater, NJ)

Concentra (previously U. S. Healthworks) offers occupational medicine services as well as urgent care. Services provided at these sites include workers’ compensation injury treatment, injury treatment, urgent care, physicals, and physical therapy. Some sites offer additional services such as drug testing, biometric testing, and fit testing.   

Veterans’ Hospital, War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center (East Orange, NJ)

Veterans’ Hospital, War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center (East Orange, NJ)  

The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center (WRIISC) is devoted to the evaluation and care of Veterans’ post-deployment health issues. Health expertise is provided to both Veterans and their health care providers through a combination of research, education, and expert clinical care. The WRIISC typically addresses toxic exposures, airborne health hazards, and unexplained medical illnesses.  

Resident activities include clinical chart review of interfacility consults, electronic consults, exposure evaluations, interdisciplinary clinical case conferences with the Veterans (and care givers) and VA Registry evaluations for Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans. Residents also have the opportunity to rotate to Compensation and Pension; Occupational Health; Preventive Medicine; Dermatology; Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation; and Urgent Care/Emergency Medicine Services at the VA.

 RWJBarnabasHealth Corporate Care at RWJUH Occupational Health

This high-volume OEM training opportunity is currently on hold as it undergoes leadership changes. We look forward to realigning with this opportunity in the future.

NON-CLINICAL

RWJBarnabasHealth Corporate Care (Livingston, NJ)

This training opportunity allows residents to participate in the OEM policy writing process for a large healthcare system.

Johnson & Johnson Corporate Medicine Rotation (New Brunswick, NJ)

This rotation provides broad experiences in occupational medicine. Emphasis is on the development of policies, plans, and guidelines to support individual and population health in the corporate environment with an emphasis on evidence-based quality care, patient safety, and quality improvement. This elective may be individualized to emphasize a variety of different program elements.

Novartis Corporate Medicine Rotation (East Hanover, NJ)

Learning expectations from this rotation include the understanding the business of medicine (e.g., collaborative behaviors and values, key regulations, metrics and benchmarking, and project management), human resources (e.g., employee/contractor management, healthcare delivery models, health benefits, management tools, executive health), and health and safety (e.g., emergency response, travel medicine, business continuity, and wellness/prevention programs).

OSHA (Washington, D.C.)

The OSHA training program for residents provides experiences in the development and application of occupational health policy. Trainees participate in OSHA activities that include developing Federal safety and health regulations; creating safety and health information for media; compliance investigations; answering questions from the public, healthcare professionals, and government agencies; and reviewing compliance guidance and requirements.

OTHER

Custom clinical and non-clinical rotations are available for specialized interests and individualized education plans.

 

 

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