Educational Experience

Fellow Educational Experience

  • Daily AM clinical toxicology rounds at Cook County Hospital, University of Illinois, and Illinois Poison Center
  • Daily teaching rounds supervising rotating residents and students
  • City-wide consultants conference every Wednesday
  • Weekly fellow toxicology core content review/board preparation
  • Weekly journal club
  • Monthly Emergency Medicine Residency – Toxicology case conference at University of Illinois and Cook County Hospitals
  • Periodic “State of the Art” lecture at the Illinois Poison Center with invited specialty lecturers
  • Periodic Occupational Medicine – Toxicology conference at University of Illinois
  • Miscellaneous case conferences, lectures, morning report sessions in Chicago-area hospitals
  • Annual North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT)
  • American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) Annual Scientific Meeting

Clinical Experience

The fellow provides bedside consultations for poisoned patients at Cook County Hospital and University of Illinois Hospital. The fellow acts as initial medical back-up for the Illinois Poison Center in the first year, and as intermediate back-up in the second year supervising residents on-call.

The fellow will see patients in ambulatory clinic settings primarily through annual rotations with Dr. Jerrold Leikin at Omega Northshore University.

There will be opportunities to consult with local and regional governmental agencies.

Those fellows trained in Emergency Medicine will be able to work an average 6 shifts/month at Cook County Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, or The University of Illinois Department of Emergency Medicine


Weekly Fellowship Schedule

Monday:  Didactic teaching rounds, journal club for all fellows, attendings, residents, and students

Tuesday:  Didactic teaching rounds, resident-level educational session

Wednesday:  Fellows conference

Thursday:  Didactic teaching rounds, fellow core content review session

Friday:  Didactic teaching rounds, resident presentations


WIP (Work-in-progress) Research meeting – discussion of on-going research/scholarly projects led by Dr. Mycyk

Division Meeting – updates on the fellowship program, led by Dr. Aks


The fellows are required to work on one research project per year, and are to have completed two minor and one major projects by the end of the fellowship.

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