The Department of Emergency Medicine Medical Toxicology Fellowship uses a combination of didactic teaching, bedside consultation, and Poison Center consultation to meet the core of its educational goals and prepare Fellows for Board Certification.
The Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program is a two-year training program for physicians who have completed a U.S. residency in Emergency Medicine. We unfortunately cannot accept fellows who are on a visa or who trained in a non-U.S. residency. The program prepares the fellow for board certification in medical toxicology. The goals of the fellowship are to provide an excellent experience in a broad range of areas related to medical toxicology and to facilitate in-depth training in an area of emphasis chosen by the fellow. Major areas of emphasis include acute care medical toxicology, occupational and environmental toxicology and public health/health policy issues in toxicology. Within a chosen area of emphasis, training prepares the fellow for future leadership in related research, education and policymaking.
Fellows achieve competency and board qualification through ongoing clinical teaching, topical reviews and formal curriculum.
Where do our fellowship graduates go after fellowship at OHSU/Oregon Poison Center?
About 2/3 of our graduates go on to teaching jobs in academic departments throughout the country, including four who have become Poison Center Medical Directors. The other 1/3 have taken community medicine jobs in their primary specialty (emergency medicine) and remain active in bedside toxicology and/or Poison Centers. Here is a map of where they’ve gone.