Medical Toxicology Rotation

Handful of colorful pills

A Medical Toxicology rotation is available for medical students, Pharm.D. candidates, residents or fellows from any medical specialty, and Pharm.D. residents.

Our division and fellowship program allows learners to explore the specialty of Medical Toxicology and/or Forensic Toxicology through an education-rich case-based and didactic experience.

The Division of Medical Toxicology provides medical direction for the Specialists in Poison Information within the North Texas Poison Control Center. In addition, we also deliver bedside consultations to patients at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Parkland Hospital, and Children’s Medical Center Dallas.

Who Can Apply?

Our rotation provides medical toxicology training to a wide variety of health care providers, including but not limited to: Emergency Medicine residents, Pediatric residents, Psychiatry residents, Family Practice residents, Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows, medical students, and Pharmacy students.

We participate in the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities. Our courses are available for application when the UT Southwestern catalog opens on April 1. In addition to the materials requested on the UT Southwestern Visiting Student page, please upload the following with your VSLO documents to consider your application completed for review:

  • Step 1 scores (COMLEX scores are not accepted for visiting students)
  • Letter from your Emergency Medicine clerkship director confirming career intent in Emergency Medicine and successful completion of a four-week MSIII or MSIV Emergency Medicine course

Interested Medical Students 

How to Apply

Interested Residents 

A two to six-week rotation in in Medical Toxicology is available for residents. Rotators participate in weekday, daytime activities of the Medical Toxicology service. There is no overnight or weekend call for rotators.

If you are a resident and wish to do a rotation in Medical Toxicology, contact Justin McClure via email or call 214-648-7207. 

Four Week Electives

  • EMED 2102 Clinical Toxicology

    Jakub Furmaga, M.D., faculty coordinator
    Justin McClure, undergraduate medical education program coordinator

    This is a four-week course designed for students or residents wanting to explore the specialty of Medical Toxicology. The student or resident will learn to use principles of biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology in the management of poisoned patients.

    Daily rounds will focus on the discussion of Poison Control Center consults supplemented by pertinent lectures and presentation.

    The purpose of the course is to allow the student or resident the opportunity to explore a career in Medical Toxicology, and to provide clinical correlation for the preclinical courses of pathophysiology and pharmacology.

    For more information on this course, Justin.McClure@UTSouthwestern.edu Justin McClure.

    • Course Number - Course Name: EMED 2102 - Clinical Toxicology
    • Periods Offered: 1-12 until December 18
    • Length: Four weeks
    • Maximum Number of Students: Four per month including UT Southwestern medical students and visiting students
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Class Attributes: Fourth-year medical course

Two Week Electives

  • EMED 2002 Exploration of Clinical Toxicology

    Jakub Furmaga, M.D., faculty coordinator
    Justin McClure, undergraduate medical education program coordinator

    This is a shortened two-week course designed for students or residents wanting to explore the specialty of Medical Toxicology. The student or resident will learn to use principles of biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology in the management of poisoned patients.

    Daily rounds will focus on the discussion of Poison Control Center consults supplemented by pertinent lectures and presentation.

    The purpose of the course is to allow the student or resident the opportunity to explore a career in Medical Toxicology, and to provide clinical correlation for the preclinical courses of pathophysiology and pharmacology.

    For more information on this course, Justin.McClure@UTSouthwestern.edu Justin McClure.

    • Course Number - Course Name: EMED 2002 - Exploration of Clinical Toxicology
    • Periods Offered: 1-12 until December 18
    • Length: Two weeks
    • Maximum Number of Students: Two UT Southwestern medical students per month
    • Prerequisites: Pre-clerkship students only. Open to MS2 and MS3 clerkship students; other students by permission only.
    • Class Attributes: Second-year medical course
  • EMED 2006 Exploration of Forensic Toxicology and Medicine

    Stacey Hail, M.D., faculty coordinator
    Justin McClure, undergraduate medical education program coordinator

    This is an introduction to how medical deductive reasoning and the art of differential diagnosis are utilized in medico-legal cases.

    The student or resident will be exposed to how medicine and toxicology assist in solving murder mysteries, the prosecution of drug dealers and “pill mill” doctors, and in the review of medical malpractice and other civil matters.

    The student or resident will be exposed to physicians who interact closely with the legal system in supporting and investigating these civil and criminal cases as well as attorneys that also deal with civil and criminal matters.

    Schedule permitting, there may be opportunities to attend a deposition, trial, or other court-related proceeding. The fourth-year student or resident may also have the opportunity to assist on active legal cases.

    For more information on this course, Justin.McClure@UTSouthwestern.edu Justin McClure.

    • Course Number - Course Name: EMED 2006 - Exploration of Forensic Toxicology and Medicine
    • Periods Offered: Seven
    • Length: Two weeks
    • Maximum Number of Students: Two UT Southwestern medical students per month
    • Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed all core clerkships courses
    • Class Attributes: Third-year medical course; Fourth-year medical course

Leadership

Jakub Furmaga, M.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Coordinator, Medical Toxicology Rotation

Phone: (214) 590-1680

Jakub.Furmaga@UTSouthwestern.edu

Stacey Hail, M.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Coordinator, Forensic Toxicology Rotation

Phone: (214) 590-1680

Stacey.Hail@UTSouthwestern.edu

Contact Us

Justin McClure

UME Program Coordinator

Phone: (214) 648-7207

Justin.McClure@UTSouthwestern.edu