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Curriculum of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship


Program Curriculum Goals


  • To develop expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of acutely and chronically poisoned patients. This encompasses intentional and accidental poisoning from pharmaceutical agents, plants and venomous animals, household products and from industrial exposures.
  • To become familiar with industrial hygiene procedures for environmental monitoring, OSHA regulations, NIOSH criteria documents, NIOSH proposed standards, documentation used by ACGIH for determining TLVs, and general industrial toxicology.
  • To become familiar with the medical effects of hazardous materials, and to become competent in managing the medical complications seen after hazardous material incidents.
  • To actively engage in research that produces relevant information which can be used in the treatment of poisoned patients.
  • To actively disseminate information gathered in research by publishing results in medical journals and by making presentations at national and local medical meetings.
  • To participate in the training of medical personnel ranging from paramedics to physicians in training.
  • To become knowledgeable in basic pharmacology, drug interactions and pharmacokinetics, and to provide these services to physicians in the clinical setting.
  • To become familiar with analytical methodologies.
  • To promote expertise in the operation of a regional poison center and in the public services provided by such a center.
  • To become competent in the prevention of poisonings in the home and work place through public education programs and through direct involvement with industry.
  • To become knowledgeable in the practice of hyperbaric medicine as it pertains to toxicology.