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Medical Education and Training


Medical ProfessionalsThis section provides the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR’s) environmental medicine education products. These products present current environmental medicine content drawn from peer-reviewed medical literature and are accredited for free continuing education.


Resources for Medical Education and Training

  • Case Study in Environmental Medicine (CSEM)
    • Self-instructional publication designed to increase primary care provider's knowledge of a hazardous substance in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients.
  • Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine
    • Grand Rounds in Environmental Medicine (GREM) are 1-hour continuing-education seminars designed to increase the primary care provider's knowledge of hazardous substances in the environment and to aid in the evaluation of potentially exposed patients. The GREM seminars are available and downloadable online in two versions. The first version is scripted PowerPoint presentations ready for medical educators to use in face-to-face sessions with primary health-care providers, medical students, and others. The second version is a video recorded presentation that can be viewed online by individuals or groups. Both versions offer approved continuing education credits.
  • Pediatric Environmental Health Training
    • Pediatric Environmental Health Training provides in-depth information The Pediatric Environmental Health Toolkit (PEHT) offers health-care providers detailed examples about how to best deliver anticipatory guidance on a range of environmental health issues, especially during well-child visits.
  • Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheet
    • Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets complement the newly developed or revised CSEM and GREM topics. These job aids provide general information on various environmental medicine topics and give health-care providers quick, ready-to-use materials to aid in patient care and instruction. Patient Education and Care Instruction Sheets are available and downloadable online. These education sheet are made available for use with patients and do not offer continuing education credit for their use.
  • Toxicology Curriculum for Communities Trainer's Manual
    • The Toxicology Curriculum for Communities Trainer's Manual is a result of the collaborative efforts that would lead to greater community commitment, and would provide greater insight into gaps in toxicology knowledge. The manual provides four training modules for lectures or seminars for communities, on the topic of toxicology and issues surrounding environmental exposures.
  • ToxZine
    • Summary of health effects, exposure, and recommendations in an easy-to-read magazine format.

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