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Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center

Our fellowship is housed at Carolinas Medical Center, an 874-bed, community-based, tertiary care teaching hospital that serves as the only regional level-I trauma center and is a tertiary referral center for 17 surrounding counties in North and South Carolina. Levine Children's Hospital, located on the CMC campus, is a 234-bed children's hospital with a 24/7 children's emergency department. Residency programs exist in all specialties including Emergency Medicine. The Emergency Medicine Residency is a PGY 1-3 program that includes 42 residents. In addition to Medical Toxicology, fellowship positions are offered in EMS, Ultrasound, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Global Emergency Medicine, and Operational and Disaster Medicine. There are 48 academic faculty members in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Louisiana Poison Control Center

Our fellows participate virtually in patient care with the Louisiana Poison Control Center, a 24-hour resource for the treatment of poisoning exposures that is available to healthcare providers and the lay public. The center is designated as the statewide poison control center by Louisiana Department of Health. The center was first accredited in 1995 and has maintained continuous accreditation by the American Association of Poison Control Centers as a Regional Poison Control Center. Specialists in Poison Information (SPIs) staff the toll-free emergency phone lines. SPIs are specially trained nurses and pharmacists who are knowledgeable about toxic substances. Established in 1992, Louisiana Poison Control handles 35,000 exposure and information calls annually. The Louisiana Poison Control Center provides telemedicine consultation around Louisiana to health care providers.

Charlotte and the Surrounding Area

Charlotte is located in the southern Piedmont region of North Carolina. Two large lakes, Lake Norman and Lake Wylie, are situated at the northwest and southwest corridors of the county. Driving time to the Great Smoky Mountains is approximately three hours, and approximately four hours to North and South Carolina beaches, including the Outer Banks, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Hilton Head. The summers are hot and winters mild with occasional snow falls and ice storms. Mecklenburg County is 552 square miles, with the city limits of Charlotte comprising about 285. The population is around 1 million residents, with an additional weekday commuter influx of about 150,000.

Charlotte is a city of both traditional and modern tastes. The city's architecture blends historical homes and new developments. It is home to many corporate headquarters and major industrial employers. The city offers more than 700 different houses of worship in all denominations. This area of North Carolina is famous for its family atmosphere and southern charm. There is a huge variety of clubs, pubs, sports bars, restaurants, gallery crawls and coffee houses. Fine arts include the Charlotte Symphony OrchestraDiscovery PlaceMint Museum of ArtBlumenthal Performing Arts CenterNorth Carolina Dance Theater and Opera Carolina. Sporting events include the Carolina Panthers NFL team, the Charlotte Hornets NBA team, Charlotte Motor Speedway for NASCAR events, The PGA's Wells Fargo Championship Golf Tournament at the Quail Hollow Club, the Charlotte Checkers minor league hockey team, the Charlotte Knights minor league baseball team, and various NCAA sporting events at UNC Charlotte and Davidson College.

Weather in Charlotte

January: average low 30º - average high 49º
June: average low 70º - average high 89º
Sunny days: 214/ year
Average precipitation: 43.1 in./year
Average snowfall: 5 to 6 in./year

For More Information about Charlotte, visit the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.

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