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Former OEM resident Ryan Otten oversees common occupational health tests, such as a vision test and spirometry. View profile of Ryan Otten.

Introduction to the Program

Jeffrey H. Mandel, MD, MPH, Academic Program Director
Ralph Bovard, MD, MPH, Clinical Residency Director
Shawn Olson, MD, MPH, Assistant Residency Director

The Midwest Center's Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) residency training program combines expertise within the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health (Division of Environmental Health Sciences) and HealthPartners' Institute for Education and Research to produce physicians who will improve the health and safety of workers and who will be future leaders in the field.

The program offers a year of academic coursework, leading to a master's in public health (MPH) degree (Learn more about the degree).

This is followed by a year of occupational medicine training within the HealthPartners clinic system, at several corporations in the Twin Cities, at state agencies (OSHA) and within private practice settings. All residents complete a research project prior to graduation, under the supervision of experienced faculty.

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