While the site hopefully addresses this, I wanted to take a minute to point out some unique features of this program and the city of Saint Louis.
The faculty trained in different areas of the country
Our faculty trained in New York, Indiana, Oregon, and Texas. As such, they each bring a unique view to their treatment approach. This will allow the fellow to mold all these approaches into what will become their desired treatment approach.
We are very well supported by the Division of Emergency Medicine
Our Division Chief is incredibly supportive of the section and our vision. ome of the best evidence is that we may have the best offices of anyone in the Division. He is also incredibly helpful in scheduling the fellow so that shifts do not interfere with learning. He is willing to set up a fixed schedule for you, or if you’d prefer, to just block out the times when you can’t work. Any overtime is paid directly to you. Salary is negotiable.
Financially well supported
It is true that you will have to work shifts. However, don’t think that is a bad thing, especially for those coming directly from residency. Your hours are capped. in addition, you will be given the opportunity to work with residents and students for the majority of your shifts. All fellows get to go to 2 conferences a year (NACCT and ACMT ASM)
Non-traditional ways to use toxicology
Education is a large focus of our program. However, we believe that in addition to teaching you how to be medical toxicologist we should also show you what you can do with this beyond the traditional academic model. It is why we get you involved with the toxicologists at Monsanto, have you serve on various hospital committees, introduce you to addiction medicine, and discuss billing with you.
Lots of connections!
The faculty here are well connected. part of the reason is that we did fellowships in different regions of the country so collectively we know lots of people. In addition, we are active at national levels. The faculty sit on the editorial boards of multiple journals including Dr. Mullins who is the review editor for clinical Toxicology and the editor-in-chief for Toxicology Communications. Dr. Schwarz is on the ACMT Board of Directors. As such, we can introduce you to variety of people to assist in jump starting your career.