Medical Toxicology Fellowship

Contact: Kara Welch, Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: 315 464-6223
Email: welchka@upstate.edu

The Medical Toxicology Fellowship, new in July 2011, provides physicians with training in all aspects of the clinical practice of medical toxicology. Fellows will develop expertise in the diagnosis and management of poisoned patients.The Medical Toxicology Fellowship has been approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Examination (ACGME).

Program Basics

The goals of this program are to provide a broad-based and in-depth experience that includes:

  • Acute care medical toxicology
  • Management of the critically-ill poisoned patient
  • Occupational toxicology
  • Environmental exposures
  • Poison center management
  • Opportunity and time for independent research

The fellow will participate in regularly scheduled bedside rounds on hospitalized toxicology patients at Upstate University Hospital and the Golisano Children's Hospital, as well as many activities at the Upstate New York Poison Center which provides service and consultation to all parts of New York north of Westchester and Orange Counties.

The first year will include a bimonthly research seminar with the goal of providing a solid background in the design and implementation of independent research. This seminar will also include readings and training in statistics and how to interpret the medical literature. Other activities will include participation in regularly scheduled conferences, weekly journal club and other teaching opportunities.

Applicants

Prospective applicants should be graduates of and board eligible in an accredited medical specialty. These include Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Occupational Medicine and Internal Medicine. For further information please send a letter of interest and a current CV by email to welchka@upstate.edu or by regular mail to:

Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Department of Emergency Medicine c/o Kara Welch
Jacobsen Hall, 9th Floor
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Michael Hodgman, MD

Michael Hodgman, MD
Fellowship Director
Medical Toxicology Fellowship

Michael Holland, MD

Michael Holland, MD
Assistant Fellowship Director
Medical Toxicology Fellowship

Medical Toxicology Fellowship Stats
  • Fellowship Length: 2 years
  • Number of Positions: 1 new fellow per year; no more than 2 at a time
  • Salary: PG Year 4
  • Conferences: Annual NAACT and other selected ACMT conferences
  • Office, research and support staff provided