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Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Occupational Medicine residency program at West Virginia University (WVU) in Morgantown, WV.

Occupational Medicine is very important in West Virginia and WVU’s program is the only Occupational Medicine residency in the Appalachian region. It is our mission to prepare physicians for leading roles that will help to maintain employees health throughout, and beyond, the Appalachian region. Through a variety of clinical, preventive, and workplace safety programs our emphasis is on training clinicians who are skilled in the evaluation and mitigation of workplace hazards and the treatment of occupational diseases and injuries.

Our program is funded on a grant through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and accepts 1-2 residents per year. Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) only.

The residency program is two years designed to provide clinical and administrative experiences in occupational medicine with opportunities for residents to expand their interests during the practicum phase rotations. We prepare our graduates with the skills and knowledge to sit for board certification in American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). We are in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Requirements for Graduate Medical Education.

Welcome to Wild, Wonderful West Virginia!