Academic Programs

Occupational Medicine


The major goal of our program is to train ethical, board-certified, occupational physicians who possess the knowledge and skills necessary to provide occupational and environmental health professional services in a wide variety of settings, including academia, public health agencies, corporate occupational health, and community based clinical occupational medicine. The knowledge and skills necessary to practice preventive medicine and occupational medicine are acquired over the course of a career and lifelong learning skills are emphasized.

Degree Offered

Residents can complete an MPH or MSPH in several areas of specialization including epidemiology, industrial hygiene, public health leadership and health policy and administration. All residents are required to complete core courses, electives and clinical training requirements during a 24 month long residency. Click here for a list of courses.

The residency is accredited by the ACGME and provides residents with the qualifications to meet the American Board of Preventive Medicine eligibility requirements for specialty board certification in Occupational Medicine. The Duke Occupational and Environmental Clinic (DOEMC) is a member of the Association of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Clinics (AOEC), a nationally recognized network of clinics dedicated to the ethical practice of occupational medicine, research, education, and the prevention and treatment of occupational and environmentally induced diseases. The residency program is funded through a NIOSH Grant at The NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center (NC OSHERC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;  industry grants; and clinical revenue from the DOEMC.

Program Director

Dennis Darcey, MD, MSPH, FACOEM
Program Director
Occupational Medicine Residency Program
Phone: 919-286-3232

Carol Rourk, MBA
Residency Program Coordinator

Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
PO Box 3834
Durham, NC 27710
Fax: 919-286-1021


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Last updated 07/13/2016