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Applying to the OSHA Occupational Medicine Elective

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be seeking physicians to participate in its Occupational Medicine Elective during the period of July 6th 2015 to June 30th 2016. Applications for the elective will be accepted from March 19th to April 15th 2015. If all of the elective blocks have not been filled at the end of the recruitment period, they will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.


Residents training in toxicology, occupational, preventive, or aerospace medicine are eligible to apply.


Residents will rotate in two month blocks of instruction, scheduled as follows:


The November-December rotation will open if there if there are two or more acceptable applicants for that rotation.

Application materials

Interested residents should submit a current curriculum vitae, a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement of interest describing why they would like to pursue the elective and any special occupational medicine interests and a letter of good standing from their residency program director by e-mail, fax, or US Postal Service Mail to: Richard J. Thomas, MD; U.S. Department of Labor; OSHA; Room N3653; 200 Constitution Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20210.

Also, please indicate which block of instruction is your first, second and third preference.

Application materials are preferred to arrive by fax : 202-693-1647 (this fax is located in a secure locked room), or e-mail to: Richard Thomas.

Notification of acceptance

Residents selected for the OSHA Occupational Medicine Elective and their Residency Program Directors will be notified in writing no later than May 15.

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