Our Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program values interactions with international colleagues and supports the development of medical toxicology in other countries. Physicians from outside the US who are not eligible for the ACGME-accredited fellowship training program are welcome to apply for the two tracks listed below.
International fellows do not generally provide direct patient care or provide real-time clinical support to the RMPC. Physicians who qualify for the ACGME pathway (successful completion of an ACGME or ACGME-I accredited primary residency program, able to obtain a Colorado medical license (regular or in-training) and a DEA certificate) should apply through the ACGME pathway. In general, international fellows and other non-ACGME trainees participate in one of two tracks:
1) International Fellows
a) Fixed duration of training: 12 or 24 months
b) Must have completed the equivalent of a primary residency program -
In the UK MMC system, entitled to enter the Specialist or GP register
c) Must be fully fluent in English, including the ability to read and write scientific
d) Duties and expectations identical to those of fellows in the ACGME program, except
that they do not provide direct patient care, provide clinical support to the poison
center, or take call
2) Visiting International Scholars
a) Variable duration of training, up to 2 months
b) Must have completed medical school (MD, DO, or international equivalent degree)
c) Must be proficient in English
d) Participate in all educational activities of the fellowship program; completion of
research and quality assurance projects is encouraged but not required.
International fellows and other non-ACGME trainees are not employed by Denver Health and are therefore responsible for their own support and for tuition of US $1,500 per month. This amount is waived for training programs of less than 2 months duration (i.e. for Visiting International Scholars) and may be greatly reduced for trainees from low-income countries (we use the World Bank list as a guide). The US Department of State sets the monthly support requirements and all visa applications are processed through the University of Colorado - Denver.
To the greatest extent possible, we align the academic year of International Fellows with that of our ACGME-accredited fellowship program (July 1 – June 30). The application requirement and deadlines are the same as for the accredited fellowship, and applicants will receive notice in December. Visiting International Scholars may apply at any time; application review and scheduling are on a rolling basis.
In general, the program will permit no more than one International Fellow and one to two Visiting International Scholars at any given time. Working through the University of Colorado, we can provide J-1 visa support for International Fellows. We are unable to provide significant visa assistance for Visiting International Scholars.
Our Toxicology Program accepts the following trainees:
1) Residents enrolled in an ACGME or ACGME-I accredited primary residency or subspecialty
2) Medical students
a) Students sign up for an elective rotation (EMED 8024) through the University of
Colorado School of Medicine
b) Priority is given to CUSOM students
c) Students from other medical schools, including international medical students, must
register through the CUSOM (information can be found here.)
3) Pharmacy students and Pharmacy residents
4) Students in Nurse Practitioner and Physician’s Assistant programs
5) International medical trainees (students and physicians who do not meet the criteria for
International Fellows or Visiting International Scholars)
6) Other students by special request
Except by special arrangement, trainees in this group come for one month and are expected to produce an end-of-rotation presentation.
Please contact MedToxFellowship@rmpdc.org for more information.
We do not currently offer a Clinical Toxicology fellowship program. The American Academy of Clinical Toxicology maintains a list of these programs here.
We do not currently offer post-doctoral fellowship positions in the basic sciences. Candidates with a PhD degree seeking such training are encouraged to contact the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, or the Toxicology Graduate Program at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences to discuss opportunities.