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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
• Up •
• UT Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) •
• Children's Medical Center •
• Emergency Medicine Training Program at PMH/UTSW •
• Parkland Memorial Hospital (PMH) •
• North Texas Poison Center •