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Training & Credentials in Occupational Medicine

Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine

In 1980, the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (CBOM) was incorporated for the express purpose of encouraging the study, improving the practice, and elevating the standards of occupational medicine in Canada . The CBOM is a national organization of physicians having special knowledge in the practice of occupational medicine gained through study and experience. There are three levels of standing in the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine.

An Associate of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (ACBOM) has completed a written examination in which they have demonstrated satisfactory knowledge of occupational health principles.

Certificant of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (CCBOM) has at least three years of relevant experience and has successfully completed both an oral and a written examination.

Fellow of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine (FCBOM) has at least five years of relevant experience, has successfully completed both an oral and a written examination, and has prepared and defended a research report which has contributed to the state of the art in occupational medicine.

There are currently 300 members (of all levels) of the Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine. Many of these individuals also hold Diplomas in Occupational Medicine, Master’s Degrees in Occupational Medicine, or have Royal College Certification. If you are interested in any of the CBOM certification levels, please refer to the eligibility requirements section of this website.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada established the specialty of occupational medicine some 30 years ago. Occupational Medicine is a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine, and training is done through internal medicine with application to Occupational Medical training programs during the internal medicine training as with any other internal medicine sub-specialty. Both the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto offer residency programs. Graduates become Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada (FRCPC). The Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons in each province or territory determines whether physicians will be recognized as Specialists; the FRCPC (OCC Med) is the usual requirement for recognition as a Specialist in Occupational Medicine.

Canadian Royal College Fellowship Training Programs

University of Toronto

Program Director: Dr. Aaron Thompson

Email Address: aaron.thompson@utoronto.ca
Gage / St Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond St., Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
For more information, visit here.

University of Alberta

Program Director: Dr. Harold Hoffman

Email Address: hhoffman@ualberta.ca
5-30 University Terrace, 8303-112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4

Phone: 780-439-9491
For more information, visit here.

University of Montreal

Contact: Dr. Louis Patry, Direction de la santé publique de Montréal

Email Addresslpatry@santepub-mtl.qc.ca
1301, rue Sherbrooke Est Montréal, QC H2L 1M3

Other Training Programs

College of Family Physicians of Canada

Occupational Medicine section of Communities of Practice in Family Medicine (CPFM)

Contact: Dr. Joel Andersen Sudbury, ON

Email Address: joel.andersen@sympatico.ca or occupationalhealth@cfpc.ca

Phone: (705) 522-8718 or (705) 690 6827

Fax: (705) 522-9562

For more information, visit here.


Canadian Post Graduate Programs (MPH, MSc, Other)

(This list does not include PhD programs, though many of the MPH / MSc programs below have related PhD programs.)


Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine

Distance learning course in Occupational Medicine for practicing family physicians. This program has been accredited by The College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 111 Mainpro-M1 credits, and is now available in Alberta, British Columbia, the Maritimes, Newfoundland and Ontario (Northern and London).


Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Division of Preventive Medicine

Emailomcourse@ualberta.ca

Phone: 780.492.4006


University of Toronto (MPH, Diploma in Industrial Health)

Division Head: James Scott

Email AddressHOLNESSL@smh.toronto.on.ca
St Michael’s Hospital, 30 Bond St., Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8

Phone: (416) 864-5074

For more information on MPH, visit here.


University of Alberta (MPH, MSc) School of Public Health

Email Addressschool.publichealth@ualberta.ca
3-300 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy 11405 – 87 Ave Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9 Canada

Phone: 780.492.9954

Fax: 780.492.0364

For more information, visit here.


University of British Columbia (MSc)

Occupational and Environmental Hygiene School of Population & Public Health

Email Address: spph.msc-oeh@ubc.ca

2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada

Phone: 604.822.2772

Fax: 604.822.4994


McGill University

Occupational Health Science Program Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Faculty of Medicine

Email Addressgraduate.occh@mcgill.ca

1020 Pine Avenue West Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A2

Phone: 514-398-4229

Fax: 514-398-8851

For more information, visit here.


ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION

The Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine was established to “encourage the study, improve the practice and elevate the standards of occupational medicine throughout Canada.” It is incorporated federally to certify competence of those physicians with special knowledge of occupational medicine.

Physicians interested in applying for certification will find all of the information on eligibility and application on this website.


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