About the Program

Three residents in a John Deer tractor

Occupational and environmental medicine includes the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and injuries resulting from occupational and environmental exposures.

The University of Iowa is one of 28 accredited programs in the United States to offer a residency in occupational medicine, a specialty that is growing in scope and demand.

The Occupational Medicine Residency features a large and diverse faculty, broad opportunities for clinical experience, and a vigorous research program.

During the two year training program, residents earn a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is fully accredited by the Council for Education in Public Health with 355 graduate students pursuing advanced training in the public health sciences. It is housed in a modern new facility designed to achieve LEED Gold certification.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, our primary teaching hospital, is a large tertiary care hospital serving as the regional referral center for the upper Midwest. It is ranked among the best hospitals in America.