Goal of Fellowship

The Goal of the Toxikon Medical Toxicology Program

The goal of the Toxikon Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program is to provide comprehensive postgraduate fellowship training in medical toxicology for qualified physicians.  The goal of the program is to develop future leaders in the field of medical toxicology.  These individuals will be able to perform at a high level as bedside and as outpatient practitioners of medical toxicology.  They will develop the skills required to serve as medical back-up for poison control centers, and understand the skills needed to be a medical director.  They will be among the finest academic teachers in the area of medical toxicology.  They will be highly skilled in reading the literature critically and will have the necessary tools to contribute to the ongoing body of evidence in the medical toxicology literature.

Major Objectives of The Program

The major emphasis of The Toxikon Program include:

  • Attain clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of acute and chronic poisoning of adults and children
  • Develop skills in teaching and lecturing in toxicology
  • Learn the core content of medical toxicology
  • Develop an understanding of the basic science of toxicology, including pharmacokinetics
  • Develop an appreciation and an approach to environmental and occupational toxicology
  • Develop a foundation in epidemiology, biostatistics, and preventive medicine as related to toxicology
  • Develop experience with laboratory toxicology
  • Describe the basics of research methodology
  • Engage in community service
  • Receive training in administration that would lead to opportunities as a medical director of a poison control center
  • Be prepared for the written board examination in medical toxicology