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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.