Practicum rotations provide residents/fellows with exposure to a range of important settings in occupational and environmental health: government, clinical, corporate, and union. Residents are given a unique opportunity to apply their skills to real-world problems including occupational injuries and illnesses, disability management, employee health and wellness, environmental exposures, and other emerging occupational and environmental medicine issues.
A wide range of elective choices are available to allow trainees to optimize the program to fit their career objectives. Some options are listed below:
Elective corporate rotation sites include GlaxoSmithKline; US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS); National Security Agency; Erickson Retirement Communities Employee Health and Wellness Centers; Federal Occupational Health; the US Naval Academy; Occupational Health, Safety, and Prevention Strategic Healthcare Group, Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, Veterans Health Administration; and McCormick and Company, Inc., at its spice and food manufacturing facility in Hunt Valley, MD.
Elective clinical rotation sites include CorpOHS, a comprehensive occupational health clinic; the Police and Fire Clinic in Washington DC; and the Allergy & Immunology Service at the National Naval Medical Center.
Elective government rotations include NIOSH; the Maryland Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene; the US Environmental Protection Agency; Anne Arundel County Department of Health; and the Maryland Department of the Environment.
Other electives include the School's Center for Public Health Preparedness; Public Citizen Health Research Group; research rotations; and international rotations such as at the World Health Organization.