Training and 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.
A 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.
A 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 140 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-speciality 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-speciality. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gage / St Michael’s Hospital
30 Bond St., Toronto, ON M5B 1W8
University of Alberta
Program Director: Dr. Harold Hoffman
Email address: email@example.com
5-30 University Terrace, 8303-112 Street, Edmonton, AB T6G 2T4
University of Montreal
Contact: Dr. Louis Patry, Direction de la santé publique de Montréal
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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).
University of Toronto (MPH, Diploma in Industrial Health)
Division Head: James Scott
Email Address: HOLNESSL@smh.toronto.on.ca
Office Phone Number: (416) 864-5074
St Michael’s Hospital, 30 Bond St., Toronto, ON, M5B 1W8
Website MPH: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/degree-information/mph-occupational-and-environmental-health
Website Diploma: http://www.dlsph.utoronto.ca/degree-information/diploma-industrial-health
University of Alberta (MPH, MSc) School of Public Health
3-300 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy 11405 – 87 Ave Edmonton, AB T6G 1C9 Canada
Phone: 780.492.9954 Fax: 780.492.0364
Email address: email@example.com
University of British Columbia (MSc)
Occupational and Environmental Hygiene School of Population & Public Health
2206 East Mall, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3, Canada
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://msc-oeh.spph.ubc.ca/
Occupational Health Science Program Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health Faculty of Medicine
1020 Pine Avenue West Montreal, Quebec H3A 1A2
Email address: email@example.com