Occupational & Environmental Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
Two Grand Rounds relating to Occupational and Environmental Medicine are given each month, generally from 9:30am through 10:30am. Speakers include UPenn faculty, Guest Speakers from outside the University, and Occupational Medicine Residents. In order to ensure clinical relevance, each resident begins with a short description of a clinical case relating the presentation. One of the monthly Grand Round sessions is made available via GlobalMeet to allow remote access by our offsite supervisors and rotation directors. This monthly session is led by a Penn Guest speaker that is a leader in their field.
Recently discussed Grand Round Topics
- How to Evaluate a Cluster
- Low Back Pain
- Behavioral Economics
- How to write and Present a Scientific Paper
Two Journal Clubs relating to Occupational and Environmental Medicine are given each month, generally from 8:30am through 9:30am. Speakers include residents and faculty. A template of issues to be addressed in a critical appraisal of the literature is presented to residents. Articles are presented, critiqued and discussed among the attendees including our statistical analysts . The articles cover a broad range of topics related to Occupational and Environmental Health. They provide a good overview and analysis of contemporary research findings in Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Recently discussed Journal Club Topics
- Calorie for Calorie, Dietary Fat Restriction Results in More Body Fat Loss than Carbohydrate Restriction in People with Obesity
- Obesity is associated with the future risk of heavy truck crashes among newly recruited commercial drivers
- Extended Work Shifts and the Risk of Motor Vehicle Crashes among Interns
- Neck kinematics and muscle activity during mobile device operations