Regulatory rounds are one of the key features of the Occupational Medicine Elective.
Residents meet daily as a group with their preceptor for resident rounds. During these encounters, the residents will review their current cases and projects with each other and the attending physician. This provides an educational forum to emphasize teaching points, identify opportunities for project improvement and monitor project progress. The attending staff may also use this time to help the residents prepare for the American Board of Preventive Medicine Board Certification in Occupational Medicine, as well as to present teaching cases from the Office of Occupational Medicine and Nursing.
Once per week, residents give a formal update on projects they are working on. At the conclusion of the rotation, residents give a presentation on a topic they have worked on during their OSHA experience. The audience may include OSHA staff and faculty and staff from their home institution via video teleconference.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration employs some of the nation’s top health and safety experts. During the course of the elective, residents will have the opportunity to interview several of the key health and safety professionals working in OSHA's National Office and Field Activities, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health), and other governmental agencies. All of these individuals are committed to educating future health and safety experts and are ready to impart their knowledge and experiences.
Field Trip Inspection
During the course of their rotation, the residents may participate with field personnel in an OSHA investigation. Residents will obtain first-hand knowledge of the OSHA enforcement process.