Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program
Why Train at UT Southwestern
The UT Southwestern Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program is an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited two-year program offered in conjunction with the Texas Poison Center Network and Parkland Hospital.
Among our faculty are the Medical Director and Co-Medical Director of the Parkland Perinatal Intervention Program; the Executive Director of the American College of Medical Toxicology, the largest physician-based toxicology organization in the nation; one of the leading forensic toxicology experts in the nation, recognized as such by the Department of Justice; the Clinic Directors of the UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas outpatient toxicology clinics; the Medical Review Officer for Parkland; the Medical Director of the North Texas Poison Center; and more. Our faculty members bring to the table an immense amount of expertise and experience, making our program ever on the edge of new updates and research opportunities.
Medical Toxicology fellows can come from any medical specialty to participate in our program. While most of our fellows have a background in emergency medicine, we have also trained those who are from pediatrics, internal medicine, occupational medicine, and preventive medicine.
- UT Southwestern Medical School guides the education component for our fellowship. Many of the rules of training are established by UT Southwestern and the Medical Toxicology faculty are employees of UT Southwestern.
- Medical Toxicology fellows are employed by the Parkland Health and Hospital System, which houses the county hospital for Dallas County. Because Medical Toxicology fellows are therefore employed by Dallas County, they receive the same generous benefits as other Dallas County employees.
- Children’s Medical Center Dallas has one of the busiest pediatric emergency rooms in the nation. As a major referral center, many envenomated and toxic patients are sent to Children’s Medical Center Dallas for evaluation, making it a vital part of our fellowship.
- The North Texas Poison Center is the home of our service and fellowship. Our fellows, program director, and some faculty are based at the NTPC which is within Parkland. While funding comes from various state and federal sources, the NTPC is a Parkland entity. The NTPC provides 24/7 care to the public and health care providers. The center is staffed by Specialists in Poison Information who answer the phones and work closely with toxicologists in optimizing patient care.