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The toxicology fellowship program and service consists of various facets.  These include the Division of Medical Toxicology in the Department of Emergency Medicine within the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Parkland Memorial Hospital, the North Texas Poison Center, and Childrens Medical Center.

The University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical School guides most graduate medical education on the campus; this includes toxicology fellowship.  Many of the rules of training are established by UTSW.  Most of the faculty on campus, including the Toxicology and Emergency Medicine faculty, are employees of UTSW.


The Parkland Health and Hospital System (PHHS) employs the toxicology fellows. Most fellows and residents in the various disciplines are employed by PHHS.  The centerpiece of the PHHS is Parkland Memorial Hospital (PMH); the county hospital for Dallas County.  The fellows are thus employees of Dallas County and receive the generous benefit program received by other PMH employees. 


The North Texas Poison Center (NTPC) is located within PMH. The Toxicology Fellows, along with the Toxicology program director, are based in the NTPC.  The employees of the NTPC are employed by PHHS.  Funding for the NTPC actually comes from the Texas Department of Health (TDH) and different federal grants.  The TDH and federal funds go to PMH who pay NTPC employees.  There are currently 5 other poison centers in the state.  



Toxicology is a Division within the Department of Emergency Medicine of the UTSW Medical School.  Toxicology Fellows may have faculty appointments within the medical school within their respective areas of training.  For example, Fellows who have trained in Emergency Medicine will have appointments to Emergency Medicine within the medical school.  Fellows then can function as emergency medicine faculty within the emergency room in PMH. Because we can accept fellows who can come from any type of residency, then fellows might also function as faculty in their respective disciplines.


The Toxicology Service provides patient care and education.  The Service provides back-up for the Specialists in Poison Information within the NTPC.  The service also delivers bedside evaluations and care to patients within institutions on the UTSW campus.  Most evaluations are done in PMH and in Children’s Medical Center.

The Toxicology Clinic




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