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Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Fundamentals Course Information

The OEM fundamentals course will provide instruction on basic (routine) occupational medicine and how it is practiced in the US Navy. The course is intended for physicians that do not have formal Occupational medicine training (i.e. Occupational medicine residency or experience) who will be practicing in an occupational medicine clinic or have significant occupational medicine-related workload. This course is also open to Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners functioning as described above. The course will cover history of occupational medicine, workplace hazards, risk communication, Navy Occupational Health programs, worksite visits, available resources, and will include clinical case break-out sessions.

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General Information

Course dates TBD.
Students will be FULLY funded by NMCPHC.

Class hours and location (River’s Edge Conference Room, Bldg 256, at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, VA):

Monday-Thursday: 0800-1630
Friday: 0800-1200

Uniform of the day for military is NWU or service khaki. For civilians, business casual attire is appropriate.

Food is available at the River’s Edge restaurant located in the same building as the conference room and a mini-mart exchange adjacent to the River’s Edge building. There is also a Galley in Bldg 2, 1st deck, a food court in Bldg. 3, 2nd deck with a Subway, Panda Express, White lotus sushi, Rollerz sandwiches, Auntie Anne’s, and Olde Glory Company Coffee. There is a mini-exchange with grab-n-go food and snack options next to the food court as well.


Lodging is available at the Renaissance Portsmouth (757-673-3000) at 425 Water St. Portsmouth VA 23704. The Portsmouth area is part of the Integrated Lodging Program. The hotel can be booked in DTS under Preferred Commercial Lodging tab or you can call and book directly with the hotel at the government rate of $81.90.

Travel Information and Alternate Routes

The closest airport is Norfolk International Airport (ORF).

Please be aware that Hampton Roads has tolls all over the area and we encourage you not to take these routes. If you do receive a bill in the mail at later date, you can submit an amendment to your travel voucher.

Although it may take longer, alternate routes are available and they include: Route 13 Military Highway Gilmerton Bridge and the Interstate 64 (I-64) High Rise Bridge. In addition, riders on public transportation, such as buses and the ferry service will not be charged toll fees. For more information on public transit options, visit

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