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ACOEM is improving the care and well-being of workers through science and the sharing of knowledge.

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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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

OEM professionals protect workers who protect the public, including firefighters, law enforcement officers, correctional officers, and crossing guards. ACOEM publishes guidance for those who provide medical treatment to law enforcement officers.

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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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Shift Work Linked to Increased Risk of Frailty in Older Workers

Middle-aged and older adults with a history of shift work are at increased risk of developing frailty, compared to those working daytime hours only. The strongest association was found for women doing rotating shift work suggests a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Launch of OEM Explore Creates Buzz at AOHC

OEM Explore, a groundbreaking career research platform recently launched by ACOEM, provides members of the College access to an untapped job market. Featuring a map-based interface and comprehensive profiles of employers and work sites across the industry, this platform empowers members with the tools to engage with any employer on the map seamlessly.

Shift Work Linked to Early Signs of Cardiovascular Disease

Increased arterial stiffening may signal increased CVD risk in shift workers reports a study in the April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.