Occupational Medicine Rounds

Residents, faculty, interested staff and guests attend occupational medicine grand rounds held at WVU Occupational Medicine. The purpose of the meeting is to address scientific issues of concern to the practice of occupational medicine and to supplement the didactic component of the residency practicum. Meetings also offer an opportunity for preceptors at participating sites, faculty at the Hospital and residents to become acquainted and to facilitate scientific learning and interchange.

All residents are required to attend occupational medicine grand rounds except when away on outside rotations. Grand Rounds are held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Immediately following rounds, residents participate in journal club and didactics. These meetings are designed for more informal tutorials on a variety of topics, case presentations, review of recent journal articles, research and board review sessions.

Following these sessions, participants should be able to discuss the latest developments in the field of occupational and environmental medicine. Talks are given by recognized experts in a variety of fields both within the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and external to the University.

The West Virginia University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The WVU office of CME designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1AMA Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 Creditâ„¢. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The target audience for these grand rounds are residents in occupational medicine, specialists in the field of occupational and environmental medicine, physicians with an interest in occupational and environmental medicine, occupational health nurses, and other professionals in the occupational health and safety field. The primary sponsor for these grand rounds is the WVU School of Medicine.

In accordance with the accreditation counsel for continuing medical education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interest (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the conference.

Additional didactic opportunities are available through NIOSH. In particular, the weekly Respiratory Health Division (RHD) seminars are held on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM. Residents are forwarded topic announcements each week via e-mail.