Facilities and Resources

Residents are provided with office space and access to a personal computer. An email system allows for constant communication among faculty and residents.

Faculty offices are in the same area as the residents and informal communication is encouraged. Students routinely make use of the reference facilities of the Duke University Medical Center Library that has recorded holdings of more than 245,000 volumes and 2,900 periodicals. Computerized literature searching of MEDLINE, TOXLINE, HSDB, REPROTOX, SDI, CANCERLIT, SCIENCE CITATION INDEX, PSYCHOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS, etc. is available.

Other resources including the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health Technical Information Center (NIOSHTIC) database is available on CD-ROM.

The Duke Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine houses a collection of texts, government documents, journals, and reference works on the subjects of occupational health and industrial toxicology. It is located across from the resident offices.

The NC Occupational, Safety & Health Educational Resource Center, located at UNC-Chapel Hill, maintains a library and technical information service. Residents also have easy access to the UNC Health Sciences Library which is the primary library for the university's schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and global public health.