• About ACOEM

  • Residents and Recent Graduates Section


    President: Allison L. Jones, MD, MS, FACOEM

    President Elect: Edwin C. Bartine, DO, DMD, MS, MA 

    Secretary/Treasurer: Heather M. O'Hara, MD

    Section Delegate: My Linn Sawyer, MD, MPH, FACOEM

    Section Alternate Delegate: Vivian Onunkwo, MD

    Outreach Representative-AMA: Allison L. Jones, MD, MS, FACOEM

    Outreach Representative-AMA: Raymond H. Hicks, MD

    Outreach Representative-AMSA: Monica Brown, MD, MPH, FACOEM

    Representative to the HOD Residency Issues Working Group: Monica Brown, MD, MPH, FACOEM

    Outreach Representative-Family Practice: Abdullah A. Khafagy, MD

    IT Administrator: Kent S. Bennett, DO, PharmD, MPH 

    To access the section leaders’ contact information, please log in to MyACOEM and click on the “MySections” link to access the section page. Click on the tab that reads “Officers” and a list of the section leaders will be displayed with contact information for each individual.   

    Who Should Join 

    1. All residents/Fellows of General Preventive Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Aerospace Medicine training programs. 

    2. Recent graduates (5 years or less) of General Preventive Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Aerospace Medicine training programs.

    How to Join 

    Contact ACOEM at 847-818-1800 x 300, or download the Section Registration Form and fax it back to ACOEM at 847-818-8347.

     Special Interest Section Registration Form


    1. The goal of the section is to create a forum for young Professionals in the field of Occupational and Environmental Medicine to interact with each other, share ideas and discuss various challenges. It provides a good platform for interacting with senior colleagues.

    2. The RRG section also provides an opportunity for prospective employers to make contact with and attract young, talented, energetic and well trained professionals to their workforce.

    We are the future of ACOEM!!

    Highlighted Activities  

    • Hold annual in-person meetings at AOHC.
    • Hold teleconference meetings with senior colleagues who share their experiences in their chosen field such corporate practice, Academic or Private practice.
    • Ongoing online communication about pertinent news and job listings year round.