Family Medicine Medical Surveillance

FAM Contact Information

Uniformed Services University

Department of Family Medicine

4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1038
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Chair: COL Dana R. Nguyen

(301) 295-9466
Alternate Number (301) 295-3632
Fax (301) 295-3100

Uniformed Services University

Medical Surveillance

The purpose of medical surveillance is for prevention and early detection of work-related health problems. Examples of medical surveillance include Hearing and Vision Conservation, Respiratory Protection and Animal Exposure Surveillance Program. Persons enrolled in medical surveillance are scheduled for periodic health assessments and/or physicals.

Animal Exposure Serveillance Program (AESP)

More information to follow. 

Hearing Conservation

More information to follow. 

Vision Conservation (LASER workers)

More information to follow. 

Respiratory Protection

Respirators are an effective method of protection against designated hazards when properly selected and worn. Respirators are Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and (when needed) are issued by the Department of Environmental Health/Occupational Safety (EHS). When EHS determines that a hazard exists an appropriate respirator will be approved, fitted, and you will receive appropriate training, and be medically cleared for use of the respirator. Respirator use may be encouraged by your supervisor or Principle Investigator (PI) (even though EHS has not determined that exposures exceed the OSHA exposure limit,) to provide an additional level of comfort and protection to you. If your supervisor or PI chooses to make a respirator available to you and you use it on a voluntary basis, refer to the Respirator Selection 222 Form.