Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Residency Program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine Programs


Designed for licensed physicians, the Residency in Occupational and Environmental Medicine provides two years of training in this specialty area of preventive medicine. The residency satisfies the didactic and practicum year requirements for certification in Occupational Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

The OEM training program at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School provides an integrated academic/practicum experience. Trainees take courses in the UMDNJ-School of Public Health during each of their semesters (see attached Academic Requirements), leading to the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. Applicants who already have the MPH or comparable degree will be expected to take additional course work in this program. Students also have clinical teaching and research responsibilities.

The practicum experience begins early in the first year, providing graded opportunity for independent clinical work. Residents have exposure to administrative aspects of occupational medicine. Residents gain a variety of experiences using independent medical judgment on worker placement, medical surveillance, disability disease prevention, and health promotion. Experience in epidemiologic studies and health hazard evaluation is also developed.

Research is a required part of the training program. Each trainee performs a research project with one of the Division faculty in an area of OEM. This qualifies for the six credits of field work training required for the MPH.


Admissions Criteria

Preference is given to physicians who have completed three years of a primary care specialty such as internal medicine or family practice, in which case the program functions as a fellowship. Under special circumstances applicants with different backgrounds, including at least an approved PGY1, may be considered. Applicants must be eligible for unrestricted medical license by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. There is no provision for a Permit in this program. (revised May 1 2007)



Director: Michael Gochfeld, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director: Omowunmi Osinubi M.D., MSc. FRCA



For further information, please contact:

Residency Program in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, EOHSI

170 Frelinghuysen Road

Piscataway, NJ, 08854

(732) 445-0123x627 or E-Mail: Joyce Kosmoski