Occupational Medicine > Didactic


Didactic sessions occur on Wednesday of each week throughout the two years of residency. The goal of the didactic component of the OMR is:

  • To facility faculty/resident interaction by incorporating evidence-based medicine with clinical care
  • To supplement the residents’ academic and didactic experience by incorporating the ACGME and ACOEM core competencies
  • To provide a venue where strengths, weaknesses and self-assessment of individual residents can be indentified and assessed
  • To provide a setting where research methods are reviewed and individual research projects are discussed.

Conference will be held every Wednesday beginning at 9:00 am in the EOH conference room.
The format of conference will vary depending upon the week of the month.

Journal club - will be conducted every month by residents as assigned by the residency coordinator. The resident will present a concise review of the article to include purpose, methods, outcomes, strengths and weaknesses. The resident will submit one hard copy of the article for filing to the coordinator.

Board review – will be conducted once per month. A series of board review materials will be used to accomplish this goal. Residents will be assigned questions to present at board review. The resident is to come prepared with a list of references to support the correct answers.

Grand Rounds or Case presentations – will be conducted two times per month. Cases from Occupational Medicine faculty clinics will be presented by faculty or residents. After each case presentation there will be a relevant discussion on that topic provided by the faculty and residents in attendance. Residents will be randomly assigned this task.

Research Methods/ EBM- will be conducted one time per month.

Research Conference - This conference will be held each Wednesday from 9 am until 10am. Research Conference will be presided over by Dr. Hamisu Salihu.

Interdisciplinary Conference - This conference will consist of the NORA Symposium presentations during the first Wednesday of each month beginning promptly at 12:30.

Guest Lecturers – Each month will have two guest lecturers who speak on subjects relevant to Occupational Medicine. Previous topics include:

  • Evaluation of Workplace Exposures and Injuries
  • ACOEM Practice Guidelines: Lower Back Disorders
  • Dermadilemma
  • Decisions-making skills using case-based scenarios from the vantage point of an Occupational Health Physician just entering practice
  • Ergonomics Case Study: Occupational Osteoarthritis
  • Impairment Evaluations
  • The Shoulder
  • Mold
  • The Knee
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Fit For Duty: Stay At Work, Return To Work
  • Primary Occupational Medicine Case Management
  • Industrial Hygiene and Exposure Risk Assessment
  • The Eye
  • Sleep Deprivation
  • An Overview of Stroke
  • Musculoskeletal Lecture
  • Introductory IT
  • Worker's Comp Law
  • Disaster Preparedness