We have designed our program with academic and practicum phases concurrently over both years of the training program.
We emphasize academic course work in the core areas of preventive medicine, including epidemiology and biostatistics, fundamentals of occupational and environmental medicine, health care organization, administration and behavioral sciences.
As a resident, you begin evaluating occupational medicine patients and developing a longitudinal patient panel at The Mount Sinai Hospital Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health.
We expect you to begin research projects, including literature reviews on topics related to occupational medicine, and to develop a thesis project in occupational and environmental medicine according to the guideline of the Master of Public Health Program.
You will also participate in the Interdisciplinary Seminar Series and Site Visit Course of the NY/NJ ERC. At the same time, your coursework and seminars address practical matters in career development in the field of occupational and environmental Medicine and expose you to the different career paths available in the field
We emphasize expanded and deepening clinical and external practicum rotations that help you understand the roles and areas of expertise of occupational health professionals in the “world of work” as you continue training. Additionally, you continue to engage in intermediate- and advanced level coursework within the Master of Public Health Program.
You complete a thesis on a research topic related to occupational and environmental medicine as part of the requirements for successful completion of the MPH Program and present the findings at ERC and Departmental seminars.
During your practicum rotations, you focus on more advanced aspects of occupational medicine, including medical center occupational health (at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), occupational and environmental health in New York City (NYC Department of Health), governmental regulations and law (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), and corporate occupational medicine practice (BASF and Con Edison). Throughout the year, you continue to develop advanced clinical expertise at the Selikoff Centers for Occupational Medicine. Elective rotations are also available at a number of sites in the NY metropolitan area and can be tailored to residents’ interests and career goals.
As a resident you continue to participate in didactic activities within the department, including didactic and practical lectures, joint Journal Club with the preventive medicine residents, and clinical case conferences. We also expect you to assist with teaching Mount Sinai and visiting residents from preventive medicine and primary care residencies in New York City.