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Occupational & Environmental Medicine Training Program

How to Apply

Application Deadline

The deadline for applying to the Johns Hopkins Occupational and Environmental Medicine Training Program is October 15.

Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must have at least one year of clinical training (PGY-1) in an ACGME-approved training program. Certification or board eligibility in a primary care specialty is preferred but not required. Graduates of foreign medical schools must have current ECFMG certification.

Many of our trainees have prior experience in a variety of settings, including the U.S. military. Successful applicants to our program have demonstrated commitment to public health and the field of occupational and environmental medicine.

Application Procedures

  1. Applicants to the Occupational and Environmental Medicine Training Program must apply via the online School of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) system.
  2. Go to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Admissions webpage, click on Prospective Students, How to Apply, then proceed to apply to SOPHAS. 
  3. Applicants to the two-year residency training program should select "RES/MPH OEM" as their degree program. Only one application is required; both the residency program and the MPH admissions  committees will review applications separately and simultaneously. Acceptance by the school’s MPH program is required for admission to the residency program. 
  4. Applicants interested in the American Board of Preventive Medicine's Complementary Pathway who have an earned MPH from an accredited U.S. program and meet the requirements for the pathway should contact the residency program before applying.
  5. Residency applicants are not required to submit GRE scores; however, USMLE scores are required and MCAT scores may be submitted as well. Non-native English speakers may be required to submit recent TOEFL scores.
  6. Applicants who have not completed a full residency in a primary care specialty must request a "summative evaluation" be sent to this program from the director of their internship year training program. 
  7. We are registered with the ERAS system and will accept USMLE scores through that system. However, please note that all official transcripts and letters of recommendation must submitted directly to SOPHAS. You are not required to use ERAS, but if you choose to do so, please note that in order to be considered for our program, all applicants must also complete the SOPHAS application as outlined above.

Applicants interested in combined programs (i.e., Internal Medicine and OEM; OEM and pulmonary fellowship) should make their interests known to the program director. The applicant will apply to both programs separately.

If you are considering an application to our program, we would like to hear from you. Please forward a copy of your curriculum vitae and a brief statement of your interests to Francesca Litow, MD MPH, Co-Director, at


Applicants selected for interviews will be invited in small groups to come to campus for a day-long visit. The interview day comprises interviews with faculty, attendance at a residency seminar, a tour of the school, and discussion with current residents. Interviews are scheduled during November and early December. All occupational medicine residency programs have a voluntary uniform decision date in mid-December each year. Applicants will be notified on or shortly after this date of the decision of the OEMR Admissions Committee.