About the Residency
The residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and provides residents with the qualifications to meet the American Board of Preventive Medicine eligibility requirements for specialty board certification in occupational medicine. The Duke Occupational and Environmental Clinic is a member of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinics (AOEC), a nationally recognized network of clinics dedicated to the ethical practice of occupational medicine, research, education, and the prevention and treatment of occupational and environmentally induced diseases. The residency program is funded through a The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Training Grant, industry grants and clinical revenue from the DOEMC.
The major goal of the Residency Program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine is to train ethical, board-certified, occupational physicians who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide occupational and environmental health professional services in a wide variety of settings, including academia, public health agencies, corporate occupational health, and community based clinical occupational medicine. The knowledge and skills necessary to practice preventive medicine and occupational medicine are acquired over the course of a career and lifelong learning skills are emphasized.