The Georgia Poison Center (GPC), a department of the Grady Health System, is seeking qualified applicants for either a twelve (12)-month or twenty four (24)-month fellowship in clinical toxicology. The goal of the clinical toxicology fellowship is to train a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) graduate to function in a professional, administrative, and research capacity in a regional poison center, clinical toxicology service, and/or academic environment.
The GPC, which is certified and accredited by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, is a non-profit organization that provides 24-hour per day poison treatment advice to the public, physicians, nurses, EMTs, and other healthcare professionals. Our services help to reduce the severity of poisonings and in many cases save lives. The GPC also serves as an active learning and training site for pharmacy students and residents in clinical pharmacy practice.
If the candidate has not yet completed a PGY-1, the program would consist of a PGY-1 at Grady Health System followed by a PGY-2 year at the GPC. During the first year, the fellow will focus their efforts on developing general clinical pharmacy skills by engaging in direct patient care, rounding with medical teams, enhancing presentation and research skills, and developing leadership qualities. Candidates applying for this two (2) year fellowship must submit their application to Grady Health System through Phorcas. More information about the Grady PGY-1 can be found here.
If the candidate already has completed a PGY-1 elsewhere, they are eligible to apply for the one (1)-year fellowship track in clinical toxicology. As a PGY-2 fellow at the Georgia Poison Center, you will:
Serve as primary preceptor for rotating P4 pharmacy students on the toxicology rotation
Regularly participate in the toxicological evaluation, management, and bedside care of patients at five Atlanta-based metropolitan hospitals with the toxicology rounding service
Serve as on-call toxicology backup for one of the busiest poison control centers in the country
Attend the annual NACCT conference
Become a certified instructor for the Advanced Hazmat Life Support training course
Prepare and present lectures to various hospitals, universities, and other professional groups
Attend and participate in regular case conferences, lectures, and journal clubs (occasionally at the CDC)
Assist with legal/forensic toxicology cases
Prepare and submit at least one abstract for presentation at a national meeting
Prepare and submit at least one manuscript for publication
Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy OR anticipated graduation with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from an accredited College of Pharmacy AND evidence of good academic standing. Eligibility for licensure in the state of Georgia, preferably eligibility for the early June Georgia licensure examination.
Internal Number: 005
About Grady Health System/ Georgia Poison Center
Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States. Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children's affiliate.
With its nationally acclaimed emergency medical services, Grady has the only nationally certified level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider for the city of Atlanta. Grady's American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.
Other key services include Georgia's first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Breast Health Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, and the Ponce de Leon Center - one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country. Grady's Regional Perinatal Center with its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Primary Care Center and the Rape Crisis Center are also notable components of the health system. The ...state's only Poison Center is housed at Grady as well.
For six consecutive years Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine has named Grady one of the country's Most Wired health systems. Grady's Heart Failure Clinic received the 2013 Gage Award for Improving Quality from America's Essential Hospitals.