Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program

The Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program is committed to:

  • Teaching excellent clinical skills through direct experience and following the example of mentors
  • Creating enthusiasm in students, residents, and fellows so that they learn and are motivated to teach others
  • Encourage inquisitive, skeptical and innovative thinking
  • Provide tools to help students, residents, and fellows successfully apply medical toxicology skills to clinical practice, academic medicine and research
  • Instill a commitment to community service

This 24 month fellowship in medical toxicology begins annually in July and is open to physicians who have completed an ACGME accredited residency training in emergency medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine or preventive medicine and are board certified or eligible to sit for the board examination(s) in their respective specialties.

The medical toxicology fellowship training program focuses on the monitoring, prevention, evaluation, and treatment of injury and illness due to pharmaceutical agents, as well as occupational and environmental exposures. Patients with unintentional as well as intentional poisonings, of all ages, are seen. The fellowship is designed to provide experience in the clinical practice of medical toxicology and to provide a foundation for becoming educators, researchers, and administrators capable of practicing medical toxicology in academic and clinical settings. Fellows will also provide medical back-up to the MPCS. Fellows will develop technical skills, judgment and clinical maturity on completion of the program to practice medical toxicology and deliver care to all age group patients.

Program Objectives

  • Provide extensive experience in medical toxicology inpatient, out-patient, and poison center practice so fellows will gain the appropriate clinical knowledge and skills to assess clinical manifestations, differential diagnosis and manage poisonings in children and adults.
  • Develop a strong foundation in the basic science of toxicology, including pharmacokinetics, teratogenesis, toxicity, and interaction of therapeutic drugs.
  • Gain familiarity with investigative activities and critical appraisal of scientific literature.
  • Evaluate and treat acute and chronic workplace and environmental exposures.
  • Evaluate environmental exposure issues and learn to identify hazardous materials and manage environmental exposures and contaminations.
  • Become familiar with laboratory techniques in Forensic Toxicology/ Medical Examiner cases.
  • Learn intervention techniques to prevent poisoning both in the community and in occupational settings.
  • Acquire an understanding of the operation of the Poison Control System, including educational, service and administrative aspects.
  • Develop oral and written communication skills and effective teaching techniques through presenting case conferences, lectures, and grand rounds.

This Program has been accredited by the ACGME since 2005.