Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Medical Toxicology is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of poisoning and related health effects from medication, biological agents and environmental or occupational toxins. Medical toxicologists provide comprehensive care to patients who have come into contact with drugs or other substances that cause a threat to their health.
The medical toxicology fellowship at IU School of Medicine is an ACGME-accredited, two-year program providing graduates with hands-on management of poisoned patients at the downtown academic health center. The toxicology division supports an inpatient clinical toxicology consult service at IU Health Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, IU Health University Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children, which are regional and statewide tertiary referral centers. Fellows also provide phone consultations on poisoned patients throughout the state of Indiana and surrounding areas via the Indiana Poison Center. This inpatient toxicology service is the only one of its kind in Indiana, and one of only a few in the country.
Weekly didactics cover all areas of toxicology. Fellows participate in forensic toxicology cases and assist in the clinical education of residents and students rotating on the toxicology service (emergency medicine residents spend one month on the toxicology service.) Fellows participate in research and scholarly activities, with mentorship from toxicology faculty.