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Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM)

OEM is a board-certified specialty under Preventive Medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of work-related injuries and illnesses.

Continuing Education Center

Continuing Education Center

ACOEM offers a variety of educational offerings to meet your learning needs and style. Learn about our live events, webinars, on-demand learning, board prep, and MOC. 

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ACOEM Community

ACOEM Community

The place for ACOEM members to share ideas, feedback, and connect with peers.

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Championing the Health and Safety of Workers

Championing the Health and Safety of Workers

ACOEM works closely with organizations and expert medical professionals to advance the legislative priorities that matter most to our members.

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ACOEM is the champion for physicians and workers in safe workplaces and quality environments

Founded in 1916, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research, and education.

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Upcoming Events and Annual Conferences

Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Course

OEM Learning Center, ACOEM Headquarters

Medical Review Officer Fast Track

OEM Learning Center, ACOEM Headquarters

Effects of the Need for Support From the Workplace and Resilience on Psychological Distress in Japanese Employees

Impact of Shifting From Office Work to Telework on Workers’ Physical Health

Featured Practice Resources


Commercial Driver Medical Examiner Center

Commercial Driver Medical Examiners (CDMEs) play a vital role in promoting the safety of America's roadways by ensuring that commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators are physically qualified to drive.

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Public Safety Medicine Center

ACOEM publishes guidance for medical providers who evaluate public safety employees (e.g., law enforcement officers (LEOs), correctional officers, and EMS personnel) and candidates in order to make medical qualification recommendations.

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Medical Review Officer Center

Medical Review Officers (MROs) review results from drug-testing programs and evaluate medical explanations for certain results. ACOEM is the educational provider of choice for MROs.

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Need for Workplace Support and Low Resilience Affect Employee Distress

Training Programs May Promote Well-Being for Workers At Risk. Read more in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine!

Higher Knee Arthroplasty Risk After Meniscectomy in Workers' Comp Cases

Among employees with workers' compensation (WC) claims for knee injury, arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscal cartilage is associated with a higher rate of subsequent total knee arthroplasty (TKA), reports a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

'Techno-Unreliability' Linked to Higher Risk of Burnout

Reliable technology and tech support may help lower stress at work.