Toxicology Fellowship Curriculum

The Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program is a two-year training program for physicians who are already qualified in a primary specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. The program is designed to prepare 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.

The Fellowship uses a combination of didactic teaching, bedside consultation, and Poison Center consultation to meet the core of its educational goals and prepare the Fellow for Board Certification.

Typical Day

A typical day for our fellows is to meet at the Poison Center at 9am and identify inpatient consultations. We see inpatient consultations in both the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and the Doernbecher Children's Hospital (DCH). After consultations, we then convene with a small group to discuss current cases that we are consulting on through the Poison Center - we call this "Poison Center rounds". There is typically a team doing the Toxicology rotation that includes an Emergency Medicine resident, several medical students, residents from other specialties (e.g. pediatrics, internal medicine, preventive health, critical care), a pharmacy student, the fellows and toxicology faculty. During Poison Center rounds, we video-conference with a group at the Utah Poison Center that includes pharmD toxicology fellows, pharmD faculty, pharmacy students, and emergency medicine residents. There is a scheduled didactic every afternoon that includes (please see the schedule for details) a variety of presentations from the medical students, residents, pharmacy students, and fellows; chapter reviews, "clinical toxicology questions", "toxicology visual aid/board review", "toxicology disaster of the week", "new medication of the week", journal club, journal review, and dogma review.