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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. 

The fellowship is fully funded, and as such, 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.

Program Resources

  • Medical Toxicology fellows are employed by the Parkland Health and Hospital System, which houses the county hospital for Dallas County. Parkland Memorial Hospital is a major tertiary referral center. The Parkland emergency department is the busiest ED in the nation with an annual volume of over 240,000. Because of this, Parkland is a premier, comprehensive teaching hospital.
  • Children’s Medical Center Dallas has one of the busiest pediatric emergency rooms in the nation. As a major referral center, many envenomated and poisoned patients are sent to Children’s Medical Center Dallas for evaluation, making it a vital part of our fellowship.
  • The North Texas Poison Center, a part of Parkland Hospital, is the home of our service and fellowship. The North Texas Poison Center provides 24/7 care to the public and health care providers. The Center coordinates with the five other centers in the Texas Poison Control Network to optimize toxicology care for the over 230,000 calls annually. Fellows and Medical Toxicology faculty oversee the medical direction of patient care provided through the Poison Center and teach over 100 rotators annually including medical students, residents, PharmD candidates, pharmacy residents, and pediatric emergency medicine fellows.
  • William P. Clements, Jr. University Hospital is a 12 floor, 1.3 million square foot, 460 bed facility that opened in December 2014. Clements University Hospital offers the most up-to-date, cutting edge technology for patient care. In 2020, a new, third wing of the hospital and an expansion to the emergency department are set to debut.