The toxicology program consists of various facets.
These include the Section of Toxicology in the Division
of Emergency Medicine within the University of Texas
Southwestern Medical School, Parkland Health and
Hospital System, Parkland Memorial Hospital, the North
Texas Poison Center, the Texas Department of Health, and
the Toxicology Service.
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 PMH. Funding
for the NTPC actually comes from the Texas Department
of Health (TDH). The TDH funds PMH who pay NTPC
employees. The TDH funds the entire Texas Poison Center
Network. Texas has six regional poison centers; of
which the NTPC is one.
Childrens Medical Center is
a vital part of the training program. Its emergency
room is one of the busiest Childrens ERs in the nation.
As a major referral center, many envenomated and toxic
patients are sent there for continued evaluation. One of
our current fellows comes from Pediatric Emergency
Medicine. Colin Goto, a boarded toxicologists, joins
the Children’s faculty within the ER in the Fall of
Toxicology is a Section
within the Division of Emergency Medicine, which
is within the Department of Surgery 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.
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
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