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The Department of Emergency Medicine’s Division of Medical Toxicology offers a two-year ACGME-certified Medical Toxicology Fellowship training program. Graduates of ACGME-accredited or AOA-approved residency programs, programs with ACGME International Advanced Specialty Accreditation, or a Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)-accredited or College of Family Physicians of Canada in the fields of emergency medicine, pediatrics, preventive medicine, internal medicine or family medicine are eligible.

  • Adult and pediatric bedside consultation
  • Outpatient evaluation of occupational and environmental exposures
  • Poison Control Center direction
  • Basic or clinical research (inception, design, IRB/IACUC review, grant writing, analysis and reporting)
  • Didactics (journal club, case conference, chapter reviews and in-depth pharmacology conference)
  • Preparation of lectures for departments within Carolinas Medical Center, regional CME conferences and national venues
  • Writing (case reports, text chapters, abstracts and original research)
  • Instruction to resident, medical student and PharmD student rotators

The development of the fellowship occurs in two phases. In the first year, emphasis is placed on clinical experience through bedside patient consultation, occupational clinic and poison center case encounters. In the second year, academics endeavors (didactic, presentation and writing skills) are refined. The fellow also executes a research project during the second year that is tailored to his/her professional interest.


Salary is at the appropriate PGY level for the incoming fellow.  All fellows and their dependents are provided medical, prescription drug and dental coverage. Professional liability, life and disability insurance, along with three weeks of paid vacation and $1,900 for continuing medical education for the academic year. View additional information regarding compensation and benefits. Office space is provided for fellows on the hospital campus. 

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Contact Information

Program Director:
Division of Medical Toxicology
Department of Emergency Medicine
1000 Blythe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203

Program Coordinator:
Blanca Benavides
Department of Emergency Medicine
1000 Blythe Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28203
Phone: 704-355-7205