Occupational Medicine Residency Program

TIOSH® Video release:
The new TIOSH® video paints a veritable picture of the Occupational Medicine Residency Program from the Master of Science in Environmental Science degree through the unique opportunities available to residents in the program. Watch the video then contact Michelle Harris at michelle.harris@uthct.edu to see how YOU can join this exciting training program in East Texas!

Dr. John Howard,
Director of NIOSH


Dr. Jeffrey Levin,
UTHSCT Occupational Medicine Residency Program Director

I certainly appreciate your interest in the Occupational Medicine Training Program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Occupational Medicine is the area of specialization in preventive medicine that focuses on the relationships among the health of workers; the ability to perform work; the arrangements of work; and the physical, chemical, and social environments of the workplace. Practitioners in this field recognize that work and the environment in which work is performed can have favorable or adverse effects on the health of the workers as well as that of other populations, that the nature or circumstances of work can be arranged to protect worker health, and that health and well being in the workplace are promoted when workers’ physical attributes or limitations are accomodated in job placement.

The goal of this residency program in Occupational Medicine is to provide the academic and practicum components of training which enable the graduate to practice the speciality competently and independently.

Please allow me to meet you so that we can discuss our goals further.

Jeffrey L. Levin, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Program Director and Department Chair

Program Description
Residents enter the program at the second post-graduate year level based upon prior training*. The resident will receive a combination of didactic and supervised practical training, with a gradually increased level of responsibility leading to the independent practice of occupational medicine.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler is one of several health components in the prestigious University of Texas System.

Program Advantages

  • Program commended when re-accredited by
    Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2009 for 10 years
  • Rural and Agricultural specific training available
  • One of two civilian Occ-Med programs in Texas and approximately 28 in the nation
  • Large, internationally prominent faculty
  • Masters degree in Environmental Science
  • Breadth of practical training experiences
  • Approved by VA for Military Veteran benefit training

Rotations Available include:

  • American Airlines
  • ExxonMobil
  • Chevron
  • Boeing
  • Good Shepherd Medical Center
  • Carrier
  • OSHA
  • TX Department of State Health Services

Lifestyle and Benefits

  • Practical learning atmosphere conducive to family life
  • Minimal call responsibility
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Two universities and excellent public schools
  • Live theater and symphony
  • Fishing, hunting, camping, swimming
  • Minimal rush hour traffic
  • Airport serving multiple major commuter airlines

Program Terms and Conditions

Eligibility Requirements

* Eligibility Requirements

Note: PGY-1 Clinical Year is not offered in this Program.

IMG Training Requirements
International Medical Graduates must successfully complete two consecutive years (24 months) in the same ACGME accredited clinical program involving a minimum of 11 months direct patient care which includes the provision of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic interventions to patients. This is a minimum eligibility requirement for consideration. Selection is determined from among eligible applicants on the basis of residency program-related criteria such as their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.

We have filled the open positions for 2014 and will begin accepting applications through ERAS in September 2014 for the 2 open positions available July 1, 2015.

Please contact the Residency Program Coordinator for more information!

Michelle "Mitzi" Harris
(903) 877-5636

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has been granted full accreditation by The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for its Occupational Medicine Residency Program. The Occupational Health Clinic is a member of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC). AOEC is a national network of clinical facilities dedicated to research and education as well as the prevention and treatment of occupational/environmental diseases.

This ACGME-accredited program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

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