Curriculum - Didactic Teaching Schedule
Core Toxicology Sessions
In July and August of every year, the Fellows participate in our "Core Toxicology" lectures. During this time,
we have no residents or students taking our rotation and the time is reserved specifically with the fellows. In the
morning, our fellows and faculty round on in-patient toxicology consultations. In the afternoon, our Faculty give
interactive or didactic sessions on core toxicology topics. This serves as an introduction for junior fellows and allows
senior fellows to solidify their core knowledge base.
Click here for the list of topics.
Wednesday Conference Day
On Wednesday afternoons, our Fellows and Faculty participate in our weekly toxicology conference.
On the first Wednesday of the month, we review an 'Acute Care Toxicology' chapter from Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies. These topics are the core pharmaceuticals that clinical toxicologists encounter and are intended to cover all of the major pharmaceuticals in a 2 year period. The list of topics is at the bottom of this page under "Core Pharmaceuticals/drugs".
On the second Wednesday of the month at 1pm, the fellows and faculty participate in the Department of Emergency Medicine's faculty meeting.
On the third Wednesday of the month (and the 5th Wednesday if there is one), we review a 'Core Occupational/Environmental Toxin' chapter from Sullivan and Krieger's Clinical Environmental Health and Toxic Exposures and from Occupational, Industrial, and Environmental Toxicology (Greenberg, ed.). This is intended to allow the Fellow to cover all of the major occupational and environmental disorders in depth through the 24 month Fellowship. The list of topics is at the bottom of this page.
On the fourth Wednesday of the month, we review a "Toxicologic Principles" chapter from Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies. This is intended to allow the fellow to look in-depth into the core toxicology principles over the 24 month fellowship. The list of these topics is at the bottom of this page.
Thursday Conference Day
Morbidity and Mortality Conference
On the first and third Thursday of the month, our Fellows present at Toxicology Morbidity and Mortality Conference. Cases of death or severe toxicity are presented and reviewed.
After our M&M on the third Thursday, we have a Journal Club on recent and important articles/topics. Articles are chosen by the faculty and reviewed by faculty, fellows, residents, and students. Our journal clubs are taped and the podcast is available on iTunes .
On the first Thursday of the month after our M&M, we have a Research meeting from 2pm – 3pm where the division discusses research ideas, ongoing research, presentation of abstracts at meetings, and manuscript production.
On Tuesday mornings, the fellows and faculty participate in a multi-state teleconference. Clinical toxicologists from several states, including Oregon, Washington, and New Jersey, routinely participate and discuss cases from the week. This allows for in-depth discussions of common topics in clinical toxicology as well as laboratory toxicology.
National case conference
On the third Thursday of the month, our program participates on a national case conference where cases are discussed with toxicology programs throughout the country.
Twice a month, the fellows and faculty review recent and important published papers chosen by the Program Director. The purpose of this journal review is to keep all participants up to date on the literature and allow for discussion of topics not covered in the formal didactic curriculum.
Minor Tox Topics
We have compiled a list of “minor tox topics” which are all of the topics that are in the core curriculum, but not covered adequately in chapter reviews and formal didactics. These minor tox topics have been incorporated into the “disaster of the week”, the “chemical couplet”, and a group of slides that are regularly reviewed after chapter reviews. In this way, the toxicology program covers every topic in the core curriculum over a 2 year period.