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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

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OEM Residency Application Procedures

OEM Residency Home

Application to NCC OEM residency is a two-part procedure. All applicants to the occupational medicine residency must also apply directly to USUHS Office of Graduate Programs Admissions Office using the on-line application form to enroll in the Masters in Public Health program. Acceptance by the school's MPH program or possession of an MPH (that meets the ACGME requirements) earned within the last five years from an accredited US program is required for admission to the residency program. See the next section for more information on the MPH application and important notes.

Individuals must apply for residency training by contacting their Graduate Medical Education Office. The on line application must be completed by 15 September and all supporting materials including statement of purpose, transcripts, diplomas, and 3 letters of recommendation from current or past supervisors must be received by 1 November of the year prior to enrollment. All completed applications are forwarded to the Joint Graduate Medical Education Selection Board (GMESB) where the residents are considered for selection. Applications for Navy residency training can be found on line at the  Navy Graduate Medical Education -Application and applications for Army residency training can be found at the  Army Medical Education Homepage beginning in June each year.

Civilians physicians interested in applying for residency training and the resulting obligated service in the Army or Navy should contact:

Army Recruiting Command
1307 Third Avenue
FT Knox, KY 40121

Navy Medical Officer Recruiting
6525 Dell Crest Road
Hyattsville, MD 20782

Physicians applying to USUHS are strongly encouraged to contact the Residency Program Director by

phone or e-mail to arrange an interview at or by phone at 301-295-3718.

MPH Application 

Applicants must apply directly to USUHS Office of Graduate Programs for enrollment in the Masters in Public Health program. The deadline for submission of the application for enrollment in the MPH program is January 15 of the year of enrollment.

MPH Online Application

Admission Requirements for the MPH Program

Each applicant must complete a baccalaureate degree program from an accredited academic institution before matriculation at USU. Complete college transcripts, transcripts of medical school and all previous graduate studies, a complete employment history, three letters of recommendation from faculty members under whom the applicant has studied, and the aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination, taken no more than two years before the time of application, are required. International students are also required to take the TOEFL. Individual programs may also require Advanced Graduate Record Examinations in one or more subject areas. The school code for the GRE and TOEFL is 5824 (both the Department and Institution code.) Additionally, programs may have established requirements for college courses specific to their area of scientific studies. You can contact the MPH Program Director Dr. David Cruess at for more detailed information on the program.

Important Notes: Deadline for full consideration of applications for the Pre-Fall Quarter is 15 January. USU gives careful consideration to all available information about each applicant and selects students on a competitive basis without regard to race, color, sex, creed or national origin.

1) You must prepare a statement of purpose in Word or Word Perfect to paste into the application. The Statement of Purpose is considered very important for assessing your interest and motivation for earning an MPH. This must be completed before completing other application sections.

2) Plan to take the GRE if it has been more than two years since you have completed medical school or graduate level coursework. If your GPA in medical school and recent graduate work is of exceptional quality, you may request a waiver of this requirement. 

3) Prior to submitting your application, you must print the application. Then hit the "submit" button. Once it has been submitted, please mail or FAX the final printed application to:

Graduate Education Office

USU, Room A1045

4301 Jones Bridge Road

Bethesda, MD 20814-4799

FAX: 301-295-6772

4) Supporting Materials. Supporting materials, transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE scores or waiver request and TOEFL scores (for international students) must be received by January 15 and mailed to the address above. The School Code for the GRE and TOEFL is 5824, for both the Department and Institution code.

5) International Students: The application requires a Social Security Number (SSN), which international applicants may not have. If you do not have a SSN, please contact us prior to submitting your application and we will assign a temporary identification number for use on the form.

6) Contact: Graduate Education Office, 301-295-3913 or 800-772-1747 or e-mail