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Training Programs - Clinical Toxicology Fellowship Programs

Toxicology Residencies and Fellowships (Pharmacy)

FLORIDA
The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center - Jacksonville at Shands Jacksonville/University of Florida Health Science Center is offering a 2 year residency/fellowship for Pharm.D. graduates in the area of Clinical Toxicology/Emergency Medicine. This program will serve to educate and provide practical experiential training for the resident in aspects of those subspecialties (emergency medicine, adult and pediatric critical care, clinical toxicology, and poison information) necessary for the development of expertise in diagnostic procedures, triage, initial and subsequent therapeutic management, and monitoring of the acutely ill/toxic patient.
Contact:
Jay Schauben, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT or Dawn Sollee, PharmD, DABAT
The Florida/USVI Poison Information Center-Jacksonville
655 W. Eighth Street, BoxC23, Jacksonville, FL 32209.
Phone: (904)244-4465.
Email: schauben@poison.ufl.edu or sollee@poison.ufl.edu
Web: http://www.fpicjax.org

GEORGIA
Program name: Georgia Poison Center Pharm.D Fellowship
Hospital Affiliation: Grady Health System
Length of Fellowship: 12 months
Minimum requirements: Pharm.D degree; General, Clinical or other residency preferred
Contact:
Gaylord Lopez, PharmD, DABAT
Director, Georgia Poison Center
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Box 066
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: (404) 616-9238
Email: glopez@georgiapoisoncenter.org
Web: http://www.georgiapoisoncenter.org/

MARYLAND
The Maryland Poison Center, a division of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, offers a two year fellowship in Clinical Toxicology.  The goal of the fellowship is to train a Doctor of Pharmacy graduate to function in a professional, administrative and research capacity in a regional poison center, clinical toxicology service and/or academic environment. Major activities in the first year of the fellowship include service, teaching and management while a major component of the second year is research. The primary faculty for the fellowship include Wendy Klein-Schwartz, PharmD, M.P.H. and Bruce Anderson, PharmD, DABAT. Applicants must possess a Pharm.D. degree from an accredited School of College of Pharmacy.  The fellowship begins July 1, 2014.
Contact
Wendy Klein-Schwartz, PharmD, MPH.
Maryland Poison Center
220 Arch Street, Room 01-108
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410)563-5581
Email: wkleinsc@rx.umaryland.edu
Web: http://www.mdpoison.com/aboutus/fellowships.html/

NEW YORK
Emergency Medicine/Clinical Toxicology available: Specialized residency for 1 year, may be transitioned into a second year for completion of a fellowship
Contact:
Christine M. Stork, PharmD, DABAT
Upstate New York Poison Center
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315)464-5421
Email: storkc@upstate.edu
Web: http://www.upstate.edu/poison/

NEW JERSEY
An Emergency Medicine Residency, with obvious opportunities with toxicology and elective rotations with the poison center. Preferred candidates are those who have completed a pharmacy practice residency although may consider recent graduates of a PharmD program.
Contact:
Kevin O. Rynn, PharmD, DABAT
Clinical Associate Professor
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
And Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
160 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: (732)445-5215 x420
Email: rynn@rci.rutgers.edu

NEW MEXICO
Affiliation: University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy
Length of Fellowship: 24 months
Minimum requirements: Pharm.D degree from an accredited college of pharmacy and eligible to obtain a license to practice pharmacy in the State of New Mexico
The New Mexico Poison & Drug Information Center offers a two-year fellowship in clinical toxicology.  The goal of the fellowship is to increase new knowledge in clinical toxicology by providing motivated, pharmacy scholars with personalized post-doctoral research, administrative, and clinical training. The program is also designed to impart candidates with skills, knowledge and abilities necessary to function as a clinical toxicologist within a poison center or emergency department. 
Contact:
Blaine (Jess) Benson, PharmD, DABAT
Director, New Mexico Poison & Drug Information Center
Associate Professor, UNM College of Pharmacy
1 University of New Mexico
MSC09 5080
Phone: (505)272-4261
Email: jebenson@salud.unm.edu
Web: http://hsc.unm.edu/pharmacy/prospective/fellowNMPDIC.shtml

PENNSYLVANIA
The Pittsburgh Poison Center, a division of the Poison and Drug Information Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy is offering a one year fellowship with the possibility of extending to two years to concentrate on research. Applicants should have a PharmD degree or a BS in Pharmacy with an advanced degree in Pharmacy. Previous experience in a poison or drug information center is preferred. The goal of the fellowship is to train a highly motivated individual to function in a professional, administrative, academic and research capacity in an AAPCC certified regional poison information center and drug information center. While the primary focus will be to develop expertise in clinical toxicology and poison center operations, there will be significant collaboration with the drug information division of the center which will allow the fellow to develop skills in both informatics and critical evaluation of the literature. The fellow will have daily responsibilities that include poison and drug information center staffing, serving as a preceptor for pharmacy students and participation in research activities.  At the conclusion of the fellowship the individual should be qualified to serve as the director of a regional poison information center and be eligible to sit for the American Board of Applied Toxicology examination.
Contact:
Edward P. Krenzelok, PharmD, FAACT, DABAT
Director
Pittsburgh Poison Center
Poison and Drug Information Center of UPMC
3705 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412)390-3300
Email: krenzelokep@upmc.edu
Web: http://www.chp.edu/clinical/03a_poison.php