How To Apply

 
Applying to the OSHA Occupational Medicine Elective

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be seeking physicians to participate in its Occupational Medicine Elective during the period of July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Applications for the elective will be accepted from November 30, 2020 to April 15, 2021. Elective blocks will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications submitted after April 15, 2021 may still be considered if all of the elective blocks have not been filled at the end of the recruitment period.

Eligibility

Current residents training in occupational, preventive, or aerospace medicine are eligible to apply. Residents must:

  1. Be a US Citizen with a valid US passport or REAL ID documenting US citizenship to be eligible for an OSHA stipend for travel and lodging; non-US Citizens can apply to be a resident physician in a non-OSHA paid status. Current federal and state employees are also not eligible for an OSHA stipend for travel and lodging, but can also apply to be a resident physician in a non-OSHA paid status;
  2. Possess a valid state or trainee medical license – if required by institution and/or state regulations;
  3. Be available for an 8-week rotation within a two month block;
  4. Notify the Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing in advance for any absences for resident training at home institution or other sites; medical conferences, or planned annual leave.

Schedule

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

JUL/AUG

SEPT/OCT

NOV/DEC

JAN/FEB

MAR/APR

MAY/JUN

The September-October and November-December training blocks are usually only open to residents who are not eligible for OSHA funding for travel and lodging (e.g. Active Duty Military, Federal or State employees, non-US citizens, or residents training in one of the Baltimore-Washington area residency programs).

Application materials

Interested residents should email the following to Virginia Weaver MD MPH at weaver.virginia.m@dol.gov:

  1. A letter of good standing from their Residency Program Director that documents current residency status, US citizenship and passport/REAL ID status, with a copy of their valid state or trainee medical license;
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae;
  3. One to two paragraph statement of interest describing why they would like to pursue the elective and any special occupational medicine interests at the time of application;
  4. First, second and third preferences for rotation block.

If your email materials have personal identifiers that you wish to protect, such as social security numbers, please transmit using password protection in Adobe Pro or an encrypted WINZIP file.

Notification of acceptance

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