The UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine offers an ACGME-approved two-year Medical Toxicology Fellowship. The aim of our program is to provide fellows the educational experience necessary to independently practice Medical Toxicology. To do this, fellows are given progressive and graduated responsibilities as they develop their skills. We have 6 board certified faculty providing comprehensive clinical training in Medical Toxicology with extensive opportunities for patient care, translational research, graduate education and teaching. Our fellows primarily engage with our busy inpatient Medical Toxicology consultation service assisting in the treatment of a wide variety of poisoned and envenomated pediatric and adult patients. Additionally, fellows provide Medical Toxicology consultation for the Sacramento Division of the California Poison Control System located on UC Davis Health campus. The California Poison Control System is an integrated system receiving over 300,000 calls/year.

Components of our educational experience include:

  • Inpatient rounds on our Medical Toxicology consultation service
  • Poison control center rounds
  • Formal didactics
  • High-fidelity simulation training
  • Educational opportunities with residents from many departments, as well as medical students and pharmacy students
  • Critical care toxicology including accidental adult and childhood drug ingestions, recreational drug abuse, suicide attempts, adverse drug effects
  • Envenomations
  • Plant and mushroom poisoning
  • Hazardous materials toxicology
  • California Poison Control System biweekly grand rounds
  • Toxicology lab experience
  • Hyperbaric medicine (Travis AFB)
  • Occupational, environmental and regulatory toxicology
  • Administrative and medical direction of poison control systems

Our two-year fellowship in Medical Toxicology is available to physicians who have completed an ACGME approved residency training in emergency medicine and are board certified or board eligible. Our fellows work a few shifts per month as attending physicians in the emergency departments of UC Davis Medical Center, a level 1 pediatric and adult trauma center, as well as VA Sacramento Medical Center. They are expected to supervise and teach medical students and residents.
The University of California, Davis Health campus in Sacramento is surrounded by some of California's most popular attractions, all within easy driving distance: Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco and the Carmel/Monterey Peninsula, Mendocino and North Coast shores, and the "wine country" of the Napa and Sonoma Valleys.

Contact Info:

Jonathan B. Ford, MD
Medical Toxicology Fellowship Director
UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine
2315 Stockton Blvd
PSSB 2100
Sacramento, CA 95817
phone: 916-734-5010