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.
This schedule applies only to rotators not attending home program Wednesday Conference.
If there is a change in the schedule, we will email you and let you know during Callbacks/Office Hours.
On the first Tuesday of every month, fellow office hours will be replaced by a conference on the mission of the NYC PCC (led by Associate Director of the NYC PCC Maria Mercurio-Zappala and Director of Education, Lauren Schwartz). Fellows will still be available for consultation to assist with callbacks.
On the first Thursday of the month, journal club is canceled, and that morning is dedicated to reading and project work. Fellows are available for consultation to assist with projects. On that day, Afternoon Rounds will be replaced with Toxicology Grand Rounds (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.) and NYC Poison Control Consultant’s Conference (2 p.m. to 4 p.m.). You will receive an email to sign up for Consultants’ Conference one to two weeks before this meeting. You must register for the Consultants’ Conference to receive the meeting information.
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 residents or 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
To apply, you must submit an application through our online form.
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 application to determine your eligibility.
For more information about the rotation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.