Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, University of Panamá

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Medical Faculty, founded 1951 at University of Panama, founded 1935
Hippocrate in Medical Faculty, University of Panama
Clinica Einstein, Via Argentina, Panama City actually hosting the Department
Bernado Ramazzini 1633-1714
Humboldt University Berlin founded 1809
Doctors, medical students visit USNH Okinawa 130910-M-ZH183-006


  • The mission is to contribute to a healthy and safe working and living environment in Panamá by teaching, training, research and dissemination of research


  • The vision is to produce and disseminate knowledge to be used for risk prevention in workplaces, authorities, medical clinics, hospitals and others for a healthy environment.
  • The “environment” includes workplace, air, water, soil, social and cultural, economic, environment, and environmental stress.
  • Through our research and by supplying new knowledge from outside we improve understanding of how the environment can affect health and to change the hazardous environments.
  • Through our teaching we educate specialists in occupational and environmental medicine, scientists and policy makers.


  • Homologation of the CSS occupational medical specialists
  • The residency program for the occupational medical specialty
  • Continuing education in occupational medicine
  • Pre- and postgraduate training in research
  • Research in occupational- and environmental health

Specific objectives[edit]

  • To attract and educate researchers and specialists
  • To do research and to disseminate research on the highest international scientific standard
  • Implementation of evidence based medicine in patient care, teaching,research, information and dissemination of health prevention
  • To release "Preventive Health Science" journal, regularly
  • Collaboration with other medical specialties i.e. pediatrics on congenital malformations and pesticide exposure

Aims in research and teaching[edit]

  • To use evidence-based approach in the clinical, teaching and research activities.
  • To include the WHO definitions and guidelines for primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.
  • To inspire and help students and health professionals to start their own research project and Thesis.
  • To do occupational epidemiological surveillance

Programa para la formación de homologación 18 meses [edit]

Programa para la Residencia en Medicina del Trabajo y Ambiental 36 meses[edit]

Pre- and Postgrade Occupational Medicine Education[edit]

Research training modules[edit]

Research team[edit]

Ongoing projects[edit]

Project meetings [edit]

Ongoing research training [edit]

Maritime Clinical Colloquial Networkopen here[edit]

Preventive Health Science Journal open here [edit]