The Rutgers School of Public Health Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Residency Program in Preventive Medicine has received continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The continuing accreditation was granted without citations or recommended areas for improvement, according to an announcement from Rutgers School of Public Health.

The 2-year OEM program allows resident physicians to take courses at the Rutgers School of Public Health, culminating in a Master of Public Health degree. Those who complete the residency program are eligible to pursue board certification in Occupational and Environmental Medicine given by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

The Program is housed in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) where faculty address diverse and complex environmental issues and health problems in the fields of Toxicology, Exposure Assessment and Measurement, Occupational Health, Environmental Health (including Epidemiology), Public Policy and Public Education/Risk Communication, the release continues.

“This status from the ACGME affords our program the opportunity to continue to evolve our varied and innovative curriculum,” says Dr Michael E. Pratt, director of the residency program, in the release.

“Our work is far from finished,” he adds. “We are currently undertaking a residency self-study that we hope moves our program forward in substantive ways.”

[Source(s): Rutgers School of Public Health, Newswise]