Toxicology at Banner University Medical Center -Phoenix
As second years we rotate through the Banner University Medical Center toxicology program. This is a great experience which will open your eyes to the world of toxicology and allows residents to obtain a better grasp of the acutely poisoned patient. As a resident you will be on call certain days where you will be directly involved in patient care and management. The toxicology program is affiliated with our residency program and provides lectures to the residents on a regular basis. For additional details regarding what to expect while on the rotation please read Dr. O'Connor's message below.
UACOMP Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Our program provides a unique educational experience in the practice of critical care toxicology. Fellows direct the care of children and adults admitted to the Medical Toxicology service at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, a quaternary-care teaching hospital, as well as Phoenix Children's Hospital, a free-standing children's hospital. The breadth of common acute toxicologic issues is well-represented, ranging from accidental ingestions of medications and household chemicals in children, intentional ingestions of a variety of substances, occupational exposures, and adverse drug reactions. We also manage substance abuse and withdrawal syndromes in the hospital. More unique to our geographic location is the large number of envenomations (rattlesnakes, scorpions and black widows).
At BUMCP, an extensive inventory of antidotes is maintained along with a division of laboratory services for clinical drug testing for inpatients. A clinic provides limited outpatient services and independent medical examinations by appointment We are one of the busiest Medical Toxicology services in the country admitting or consulting on more than 1200 patients annually. As medical toxicologits we provide physician oversight for the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center which serves the residents of Maricopa County, home to 60% of Arizona's residents, and receives more than 50,000 human exposure calls each year.
Fellows and faculty of the department are active and productive in areas of research and scholarship. With faculty involved in the leadership of numerous local and national organizations relevant to the field. This comprehensive training program prepares our trainees for successful first-time completion of the board exam and for a fulfilling and productive career in medical toxicology.
Ayrn D. O’Connor, M.D.
Program Director, UACOMP Medical Toxicology Fellowship
BUMCP Department of Medical Toxicology