• About ACOEM

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  • Academic Occupational Medicine Section

    Officers  

    Chair: Pamela Krahl, MD, MPH

    Secretary/Treasurer: Marlene Sanchez, MD


    Who Should Join 

    Members who have experience teaching in an academic setting and others who have an interest in the
    future of the specialty and ensuring new OEM physicians have the right knowledge, skills/competencies, and abilities to
    practice occupational and environmental medicine competently.


    How to Join
     

    • To join online, CLICK HERE to login to MyACOEM and complete the Section form.
    • To join by phone, call 847-818-1800.

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    Function-Responsibility-Objective 

    This section acts as a forum for discussion of issues pertinent to occupational medicine education. It addresses these issues
    through liaisons with ACOEM and other organizations with interests in occupational medicine education. The section promotes
    education and training of physicians who do or will practice occupational medicine and promotes research in occupational medicine.
    The section periodically conducts educational and scientific sessions to further its objectives. 


    Highlighted Activities  

    • Actively worked to re-write the ACOEM competencies for OEM physicians and workers to re-establish an alternate
      pathway for practicing primary care physicians with experience in OEM to become board certified in occupational
      and environmental medicine.

    • Worked closely with the ACOEM Board of Directors and the Residency Directors group to get the alternate pathway 
      position paper and many others adopted by ACOEM.

    •  Hold annual in-person section meeting at AOHC.

    • Residents are continually looking for opportunities to do research or practicum rotations with practicing OEM physicians.
      The Academic Section will notify residency directors & residents of research or practicum rotation opportunities