Clinical Immunology & Allergy Residency Program

Rotation-Specific Goals and Objectives for Occupational Medicine

During the Occupational Medicine rotation, the resident will achieve the following in their role as:


  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the etiology, pathophysiology, assessment and practical management of occupational rhinitis and occupational asthma
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the etiology, pathophysiology, assessment and practical management of allergic contact dermatitis as it relates to workplace exposures
  3. Develop specific diagnostic and investigative skills including radiological examinations appropriate to the assessment of diseases related to occupational exposures
  4. Understand the role of patch testing in the diagnosis of allergic contact dermatitis as it relates to occupational exposures
  5. Become proficient in technical aspects of patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis
  6. Understand the role of Occupational Medicine physicians in the prevention of occupational and environmental injury
  7. Acquire competence in the medical treatment modalities used for common occupational illnesses/injuries


  1. Develop therapeutic relationship with patients with occupation related illnesses
  2. Collect relevant information and synthesize the significant history from patients and families
  3. Listen effectively to information provided by patients, their families and other health professionals involved in the care of the individual patients with occupation related illness
  4. Deliver adequate information to the patients with occupation related conditions
  5. Provide appropriate and comprehensive advice as well as instructions for environmental control, and other therapies


  1. In consultation with the Occupational health specialist and other health care professionals involved, develop a comprehensive care-plan for the patient
  2. While demonstrating the ability to incorporate the opinions of the Occupational Medicine team, to enhance and contribute allergy/clinical immunology specific expertise to the team


  1. Understand the functioning of the Occupational Medicine department as part of a health care organization
  2. Understand the roles of different health care practitioners / allied health within the Occupational Medicine clinic
  3. Understand the economic impact associated with occupational health issues
  4. Make appropriate decisions when allocating finite health care resources
  5. Prioritize and execute tasks related to care of occupation related illness in an efficient manner
  6. Utilize information technology to optimize patient care, maintain life-long learning


  1. Identify the important determinants of health including environmental, cultural, social and economic factors affecting patients suffering from occupation related diseases, in particular those with allergic components
  2. Contribute effectively to improve the health of patients and communities by adapting the management according to the patient’s medical history, social circumstances, work environment, exposure to allergens or irritants


  1. Critically appraise sources of medical information with regards to occupational medicine problems particularly those with an allergic/immunologic basis


  1. Deliver the highest quality care with integrity, honesty and compassion
  2. Exhibit appropriate personal and interpersonal professional behaviors
  3. Respect diversity of age, gender, disability, intelligence and socioeconomic status
  4. Practice medicine ethically, consistent with the obligations of a physician
  5. Exhibit punctuality