Residents in the UIC Occupational and Environmental Residency participate in a wide variety of clinical and administrative/policy rotations:
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Region 5 Office By the end of the rotation residents will be able to demonstrate understanding of environmental health issues in Region 5, assess the current environmental literature, and understand the professional responsibilities of the environmental health personnel at ATSDR.
Advocate Occupational Health The overall goal of this rotation is to train occupational medicine residents in the delivery of occupational health services to small and medium sized businesses.
American Airlines Medical Department, O’Hare Airport Residents on this rotation are familiarized with aerospace medicine including the flight environment, the management and administration of airline employee health, and clinical aerospace medicine.
Argonne National Laboratories Medical Department A US Dept. of Energy Research and Development site provides the OM resident with experiences related to the delivery of occupational health services in a federal research facility.
Electromotive Diesel, Inc. Medical Department/Rush Employee Health Residents spend half the rotation in the clinic of an automotive manufacturing facility. The rest of the rotation is spent in the Rush Health Systems Employee Health department.
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Omega Occupational Health The overall goal of this rotation is to train occupational medicine residents in the delivery of occupational health services to small and medium sized businesses.
Evanston Northwestern Dermatology In this rotation residents work with a nationally known specialist in occupational dermatitis. Residents become familiar with the application and interpretation of occupational skin test batteries.
International Truck and Engine (Navistar) The International Truck Maywood facility Medical Department provides residents with training in the delivery of occupational medicine in a manufacturing setting.
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health This rotation takes place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Residents learn how to respond to inquiries from employers, employees, and their physicians regarding occupational safety and health issues by participating in the planning, conduct, and completion of worksite health evaluations.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This rotation takes place in Washington, DC. Residents spend time in the Occupational Medicine Division, participating in outreach, intervention, and policy planning at the national level.
St. James Occupational Health The overall goal of this rotation is to train occupational medicine residents in the delivery of occupational health services to small and medium sized businesses.
UIC Medical Center at O’Hare Airport This busy urgent care clinic serves airline travelers and airport workers. Residents on this rotation gain clinical and administrative experiences specific to this population.
UIC/Stroger Occupational and Environmental Consultation Service Residents assess injured workers who present to the Stroger Trauma Unit. They respond to calls and emails from physicians, patients, and community groups regarding occupational and environmental exposures. They also attend Toxicology rounds of the Tokicon Consortium.
University Health Services Residents on this rotation work in the employee health services for the UIC university and hospital systems, providing return to work, injury care, and fitness for duty evaluations. Travel medicine and DOT physicals are also performed during this month.
Workers’ Compensation Rotation The overall goal of this rotation is to give the resident experience with the Workers Compensation system in Illinois from a legal standpoint.
Additional UIC Medical Center electives: Pain Clinic, Orthopedic Clinic, Dermatology, Radiology, Ophthalmology/General Eye Clinic, ER Fast Track.