Emergency Medicine

Toxicology Fellowship Applicant Information

How to Apply

How to Apply

If you’d like to find out more about the program, we welcome prospective applicants to contact the Fellowship Director, Rob Hendrickson, via email at hendriro@ohsu.edu.

We are accepting applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®). Once ERAS is open for applications (in the summer), please apply to our program and upload the following:

  • Curriculum vitae (or resume)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (please include 1 from your program director)
  • Statement of interest or a personal statement (let us know why you are interested in toxicology and why at OHSU

All virtual interviews

The OHSU medical toxicology fellowship will be conducting all of our interviews virtually. Why? We believe that by conducting all of our interviews virtually, we will attract a diverse pool of applicants, decrease the financial barriers of applying to multiple fellowships, and reduce the carbon footprint of our application process. We have supplied lots of information about our program on our website and we look forward to meeting applicants in a virtual format and learning more about them. We will also allow plenty of time with our current fellows during the interview process so you can ask all of the questions that you’d like about how it is living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and about our program.

We also understand that choosing a fellowship is a big decision and that some applicants will want to come explore Portland before deciding to make it your home for 2 years or possibly moving your family. Applicants are certainly welcome to visit Portland at any time and we will provide a visitor's guide with lots of ideas on what to do while here. We will set up several opportunities for applicants to learn more about our program including virtual tour days where you can sit in on our case discussions, didactics, and journal clubs.

If you would like to visit the Poison Center, the fellowship facilities, or our fellows and faculty when you are visiting Portland, we would be happy to meet with you – but we ask that you please schedule your trip after our rank list is finalized – usually the 1st or 2nd week of October. This is an institutional rule that aims to improve equity amongst applicants to our programs. If you have any questions about the above or anything else, please feel free to email our Program Director Rob Hendrickson at hendriro@ohsu.edu

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

  • July 5, 2023                Applicants may begin entering applications into ERAS
  • July 19, 2023              Our program will be able to see applications in ERAS
  • August 16, 2023          Match opens
  • September 20, 2023   Rank order list entry opens
  • October 25, 2023        Rank order list certification deadline
  • November 8, 2023      Match Day

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

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.
(503) 494-9495

Fellowship Program Coordinator:
Rebekkah Anderson


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.

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. or who hold a visa.


Base salary for a medical toxicology fellow is determined by post-graduate year. Currently the PGY-4 salary is $71,272 and PGY-5 is $75,073. The medical toxicology fellows are required to work three 8-hour shifts per month in the emergency department and can work moonlighting shifts up to a total of six 8-hour shifts per month. Fellows receive shift-related bonuses for all moonlighting shifts (e.g. $300/shift for night shifts and late evening shifts; weekend shift differential) as well as $2500 in CME and a contribution from OHSU of 3% of your salary into a 457(b) retirement plan.

The total salary plus bonuses has averaged about $80,000 per year (plus CME, retirement & benefits) without additional ED shifts (doing 3 ED shifts per month). Additional ED shifts are available at OHSU and are paid as overtime at $1810/shift (6-9 hour shifts) with pay differential for evenings and nights. Fellows may moonlight at other area emergency departments as well.

With moonlighting ED shifts, the typical fellow has historically made approximately $120,000-140,000 per year while working about 5-6 shifts per month.


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 3% of the fellow's salary to a 457(b) retirement account.