Emergency Medicine

Resident and Student Rotations

Medical Toxicology Rotation for Residents and Medical Students

The Medical Toxicology rotation is open for medical students, residents, and fellows in all medical specialties. The rotation is designed to give students, residents, and fellows a well-rounded education in the core principles in Medical Toxicology.

Each day, rotators (residents, fellows, and students) arrive to the Poison Center by 8am, meet with the Poison Center nurses/pharmacists and get a list of patient cases. Each of the rotators pick cases to review and identify the potential toxins/medications and learn about expected clinical effects and treatment.

At 9am, the students/residents meet with the medical toxicology fellows, pharmacy student, and faculty members and go to OHSU and DCH to see bedside consultations. After consultations, the team meets in the conference room to discuss active Poison Center cases. The student/resident will be expected to know details about the medication/toxin, what type of medication, what it is used for, what its clinical effects are, and all treatment modalities.

On Mondays, the team will participate in the Multi-State Toxicology Case Conference at 1pm.  This case conference includes toxicology cases that are discussed by toxicologists from a variety of locations including Washington, Utah, Alabama, New Jersey, New York, and Calgary.

Every afternoon, there will be a didactic session. This will vary from a lecture from a faculty member to journal club to presentations on a variety of toxicology topics.