Toxicology Fellowship Applicant Information

How to Apply

We welcome prospective applicants to contact both the Fellowship Director and the Fellowship Coordinator via email at hendriro@ohsu.edu. Please include a copy of your CV in your correspondence and cc the Fellowship Coordinator, Jennifer Peniuk, at peniuk@ohsu.edu.

The OHSU Medical Toxicology Fellowship participates in the National Resident Matching Program. Below is the timeline for application for the match:

  • August 21, 2019         Match opens
  • September 18, 2019  Rank order list entry opens
  • November 6, 2019    Rank order list certification deadline
  • November 20, 2019 Match Day

Further information about the match can be found on the NRMP website.

Prior to interviewing, you will be required to send a letter of support from your Program Director as well as 2 additional letters of support. Prior to accepting a position, you will be required to show verification from your residency training and medical school.

Contact Information

Program Director:
Robert G. Hendrickson, M.D.
hendriro@ohsu.edu
(503) 494-9495

Fellowship Coordinator:
Jennifer Peniuk
peniuk@ohsu.edu
(503) 494-6699

Requirements

Applicants must be eligible for medical licensing in Oregon through the:

Oregon Board of Medical Examiners
1500 SW First Avenue, Suite 620
Portland, OR 97201
(503) 229-5770

Please call them directly to discuss your eligibility for a license. A Limited License for resident rotations or first year trainees may be available.

Medical Toxicology fellows at OHSU must be trained in emergency medicine at a U.S. residency. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to accept applicants from other specialties or who trained outside of the U.S.

Salary

Base salary for a medical toxicology fellow is based on post graduate year. Currently the PGY-4 salary is $65,000 and PGY-5 is $66,900. The medical toxicology fellows are required to work 5.3 hours per week (24 hours per month) in the emergency department and get clinical RVU-based bonuses (average of about $12,000 / year for 3 shifts/month). In addition to this, there is an academic bonus (average about $5000 / year) plus a potential $5000 in merit awards for presenting abstracts and publications, and $2500 in CME.

The total salary plus bonuses has averaged about $80,000 per year (plus CME, merit award, profit sharing, benefits) without additional ED shifts (doing 3 ED shifts per month). Additional ED shifts are available and are paid as overtime at approximately $100/hour with pay differential for evening, nights, and weekends. Clinical RVU-based bonuses are also paid on moonlighting shifts in the department.

With moonlighting ED shifts, the typical fellow has historically made approximately $110,000-130,000 per year while working about 5-6 shifts per month.

Benefits

A comprehensive benefits program is available for fellows. This includes health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, and flexible spending accounts. OHSU donates an additional percentage of the fellow's salary to a retirement account.