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Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, University of Panamá


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 objectivesEdit

  • 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 teachingEdit

  • 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

Formación teórica y práctica 18 meses en el programa de homologacion Edit

Specialisation in Occupational Medicine Programs -open hereEdit

Programa para la Residencia en Medicina del Trabajo y Ambiental 36 mesesEdit

Pre- and Postgrade Occupational Medicine EducationEdit

Research training modulesEdit

Research teamEdit

Ongoing projectsEdit

Project meetings Edit

Ongoing research training Edit

Maritime Clinical Colloquial Networkopen hereEdit

Preventive Health Science Journal open here Edit