ETOX 709A Medical Toxicology

Course Purpose Statement

The Oregon Poison Center Medical Toxicology rotation is highly recommended for students with interests in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, or Occupational medicine. The students role will be in discussing cases throughout our calling area (Oregon, Alaska, and Guam) and participating in conferences, bedside consultations, and assigned reading materials. A weekly presentation on an historical toxic event is required. This is an excellent review of basic pharmacology as it applies to therapeutic use of medications and overdose situations. Additional topics covered include environmental toxicology, occupational toxicology, drug abuse toxicology, and laboratory screening for drugs. Oregon Poison Center staff provide students with an excellent opportunity to become familiar with the recognition and management of acute toxicologic emergencies. Mon-Fri didactics and conference.

For further information about the course, contact Emily Hauser, (503) 494-6993, or