Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) at the University of Washington (UW) is a joint program between the Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences (School of Public Health), the Department of Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine (School of Medicine).

The goal of UW OEM is to use evidence-based clinical approaches, cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary training to address regional and emerging occupational and environmental medicine needs.

Our OEM Clinic at Harborview Medical Center has served the occupational medicine needs of the state of Washington and the region since 1981. The clinic works with patients, labor, employers, community groups and others to prevent, diagnose and treat injuries and diseases caused or aggravated by work or community environmental exposures.

Clinic funding comes from Harborview, the state of Washington through Medical Aid and Accident Funds and other sources.

Upcoming events

Thriving in Medicine Today

October 14, 2021, 6:00-7:30pm, Live Virtual Lecture 

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture Series
Provided by the University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Continuing Education Programs

Speaker: Tom Jenike, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Well-Being Officer, and Family Physician, Novant Health

About the Speaker & Lecture Overview

Dr. Jenike will discuss the drivers of fatigue, burnout and disengagement among healthcare professionals today, and why addressing this issue head-on is an imperative for healthcare organizations. This lecture will provide participants with strategies to build well-being into their personal and professional lives to increase sustained fulfillment and performance.

Participants may register for the single lecture for $39 or the series of 4 lectures for $125. For more information about the lecture series, or to register for the single lecture, visit https://osha.washington.edu/professional-development/course/occupational-medicine-grand-rounds-cmecne

Fast Facts


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