Medical Toxicology Fellowship

The Ohio State University Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to sponsor this two year, ACGME accredited fellowship in medical toxicology. The fellowship is accredited for two fellows per year, for a total of four fellows. Upon completion, graduates will be eligible to take the medical toxicology board examination.
The fellowship is centered at the Central Ohio Poison Center (COPC) in Columbus, Ohio, which provides state-of-the art poison prevention, assessment and treatment recommendations for 64 of Ohio's 88 counties. The COPC is located on the campus of Nationwide Children's Hospital and enjoys 24 hour medical back up by fellowship-trained medical toxicologists. Fellows will participate in daily rounds, teach and learn through various didactics and will assist with providing medical back up to the COPC while on call. Fellows will provide bedside consultation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and at Nationwide Children's Hospital. The toxicology clinic for both adult and pediatric patients is at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
In addition to morning rounds, bedside consultation, clinic and on call experiences, fellows have the opportunity to participate in various other activities, including (but not limited to):
  • Advanced HAZMAT Life Support Training
  • FEMA Disaster Training
  • Media Training
  • Participation in city-wide disaster drills
  • Hyperbaric certification and training
  • Forensic toxicology training
  • Occupational medicine clinic
  • On-site education at the Ohio State University Medical Center Toxicology Laboratory
  • On-site education at the County Coroner's office
  • Emergency medicine conferences at The Ohio State University Medical Center
  • Pediatric emergency medicine conferences at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Pediatric conferences at Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Various toxicology conferences, including the North American Clinical Congress of Toxicology held each fall
  • Protected time to practice medicine in the fellows' primary specialty

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Medical toxicology is recognized by the American Board of Medical Subspecialties (ABMS), whose sponsoring boards include Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Preventative Medicine. Physicians from other medical specialties may request permission to take the medical toxicology examination. An Ohio medical license will be required before starting the fellowship.
Applications will be accepted starting August 5, 2015 with Match Day being November 18, 2015. Fellowship begins on July 1, 2016.
To start the application process, please send the following documents: current CV with reference list, a statement describing your reason for pursuing Medical Toxicology fellowship training (Personal Statement), USMLE or COMLEX Scores (official report) and 3 letters of recommendation preferably from Emergency Medicine faculty, with one letter of recommendation from your current Program Director, to:
Ellen R. Harr-Weatherby
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
776 Prior Hall
376 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: 614-293-3551
Fax: 614-293-3124

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Marcel J Casavant, MD
Program Director
Hannah Hays, MD
Associate Program Director
Michael T Kelly, MD
Core Faculty
Jason Russell, DO
Core Faculty
Devin Wiles, DO
Medical Toxicologist
Glenn Burns, MD
Senior Fellow

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Interesting Images


Foraging for mushrooms

Amanita virosa

Dr. Casavant teaching rotating residents about lithium poisoning

Black Widow: Hillary, the Central Ohio Poison Center mascot

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