Residents from any medical specialty may apply for a visiting resident medical toxicology rotation at the New York City Poison Control Center in Lower Manhattan (455 First Avenue). The rotation is a two-to-four week didactic elective in medical toxicology. It is open to residents from anywhere in the U.S. and most of the world.
The rotation will help residents become familiar with the structure and function of a regional Poison Control. Residents will also learn about various poisoning prevention techniques (including those for household, occupational and iatrogenic poisoning) and how to identify and manage an undifferentiated poisoned patient.
By the end of the rotation, residents will have an in-depth understanding of several common poisons and the role of a toxicology laboratory.
Residents will be responsible for daily punctual attendance. Activities and requirements include:
Toxicology Rotation Daily Expectations
The Toxicology rotation includes observation and participation in the daily activities of the NYC Poison Control Center as well as daily rounds with fellows and core faculty.
The rotation is entirely virtual from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. You will receive a link to the secure WebEx for all meetings once you are accepted into the program. Your camera must be on at all times, and we will track your attendance. Absences will be noted and reported to your program.
There are set times for the various academic activities each week following the below rubric. If there is a change in the schedule, we will email you during office hours.
*On the first Thursday of the month, there will be no journal club or afternoon rounds and all toxicology rotators will attend the Grand Rounds and Consultants’ Conference from 1:15 p.m. to 4 p.m..
The program is open to graduate-level medical students (defined as having completed the equivalent of an academic year of graduate courses or more) and first-year fellows from an accredited hospital. Rotation sessions begin every Monday. There will be no incoming rotators for weeks with a Monday holiday.
How to Apply
For full consideration, all prospective applicants must email email@example.com with the following details:
Applications that do not include all of the above will not be considered.
This is a highly sought-after educational experience, so space is limited. All applications must be received at least one month in advance of the first choice rotation week.
Note: Space is limited and choosing a section does not mean you will be registered for that start date. The earlier you apply, the more likely we will be able to accommodate you. We will be in touch with you shortly after receiving your email to determine your eligibility.
For more information about the rotation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.