Several rotations are planned during the fellowship to further the fellow’s depth and breadth of knowledge in medical toxicology.
Clinical PharmacokineticsThis course offered by the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy on the OHSU campus. PHARM 737 meets in the fall quarter and provides a core basis in pharmacology.
Human Investigations CertificateThis two-year program meets regularly for both years of the fellowship (except summers) and is open only to faculty and fellows. It covers the topics of research, experimental design, statistics, research ethics, grant writing, data analysis, computer applications in data analysis, and other areas required to pursue a research career.
Department of Public Health and Preventive MedicineSeveral courses are offered within the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine of the OHSU School of Medicine, which is housed in the same building as the Oregon Poison Center. While it is possible to apply to the full MPH program, most fellows choose selected courses within the Department of Public Health.
Clinical Laboratory RotationA two week toxicology laboratory rotation is also required to understand the utility and limitation of the various toxicologic assays. During this rotation, the fellow spends time at a local and regional clinical laboratory as well as at the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.
Medical Intensive Care UnitEach fellow has a 4 week rotation in the adult Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at OHSU Hospital. During this time, the fellow gains knowledge of critical interventions that are necessary to resuscitate toxicology patients and educates critical care fellows and rotating residents on toxicologic issues.