MAP ERC trainee smiling in a white coat with a stethoscope

Occupational & Environmental Medicine Residency

This is an ACGME accredited two-year program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Residents in this program earn the qualifications to sit for board certification, earn a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in Environmental & Occupational Health, and practice their skills in a wide variety of settings, from medical facilities to industry sites. Residents are financially supported through the Mountain & Plains Education and Research Center (MAP ERC), Denver Health, and National Jewish Health.

What is occupational medicine

Occupational medicine is a specialty devoted to the prevention, treatment, and management of occupational injury, illness, and disability, and the promotion of worker safety and health.  ‚Äč


Residents must complete a scholarly project as part of their training and have the opportunity to participate in other educational experiences such as monthly journal clubs, weekly case competitions, and a field experience at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As part of the MAP ERC—one of 18 National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) Education and Research Centers in the country—residents collaborate with graduate students in industrial hygiene, ergonomics, occupational health psychology, and health physics on interdisciplinary research, scholarly projects, and in-depth field assessments at local industrial sites.


Salary and benefits

Residents selected for this program are financially supported through the MAP ERC, Denver Health, and National Jewish Health.
PG YearStipend 2019-2020

Benefits include: 

  • Health, dental, life, vision, disability, and liability injury at work insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts and retirement plans
  • Vacation, FMLA, and educational leave
  • University of Colorado student discounts at local, regional and national businesses   

Additional funding for: 

  • MPH courses, paid in full
  • Books or other academic materials
  • Local and national conference and travel fees
  • Training opportunities in Colorado and Rocky Mountain region
  • Parking at major academic centers