Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowship

Training in public health and practice experience is offered by Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowship to it’s candidates. This Fellowship also offers an exemplary clinical education to the same lucky fellows.
Here in this blog, we bring you the best of the best, for you to get more information on this Fellowship program, do well to read till the end.
The fellows who takes part in this program are being sent to the republic of Panama to find out about the huge diethylene glycol (which is a very powerful renal and neurologic toxicant) poisoning gotten from a contaminated cough syrup in 2006.

To rural Bangladesh for an outbreak of cholinesterase inhibitor poisoning in children (2008), to Kenya for various projects studying hepatotoxicity due to aflatoxicosis from contaminated maize consumption (2006-2008) and other countries for various environmental health concerns across the world.

Dr Michael Schwartz, who graduated the Fellowship in 2004 deployed to Florida in 2002 as part of a CDC/ATSDR multi-disciplinary team in response to a public health threat from anthrax.

He now works at CDC’s Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response in the National Center for Environmental Health and feels that the fellowship, ”provided not only exceptional training in clinical toxicology, but also a singularly unique experience in public and environmental health”.

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Being one of the fellows of Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology you will:

  • Take part in international and domestic chemical-associated outbreak and public health investigations, both in the field as well as on a consultative basis while in Atlanta
  • Receive training in epidemiology, statistics, scientific writing, medical management of both biological and chemical casualties, public health risk assessment, radiation and more.
  • Take part in the toxicological evaluation, management and bedside care of patients at five Atlanta-area metropolitan hospitals.
  • Provide expert toxicological guidance and consultation for the Georgia Poison Center
  • See a wide variety of environmental and occupational cases of illness in the Grady Toxicology Clinic
  • Learn from a diverse faculty that includes more than 10 board-certified medical toxicologists
  • Have protected time to moonlight and maintain your primary clinical skills within and/or outside of the Emory system if you wish.
  • Have the opportunity to obtain a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree in Epidemiology at Emory in a single year (this adds one additional year to the 2-year fellowship)

Eligibility Requirement for Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology:

This scholarship program is open to:

  • All US citizens as well as foreign medical graduates who have or are able to obtain a medical license to practice in the US.
  • An Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification is required for all non-citizens.
  • All official transcripts must be translated into English and credentialed through a credentialing evaluation company.

The cost associated for this credentialing is the responsibility of the fellow so you must:

  • Must meet Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualification requirements for Medical Officer, GS-0602
  • Must meet CDC/ATSDR requirements for general employment suitability
  • Must possess a medical degree and have completed an ACGME certified primary residency
  • Non-citizens must be eligible for J1 exchange visitor status.
  • They must have valid work authorizations in ample time before the proposed entry-on-duty-date and appointments may not exceed these work authorization dates

How To Apply

There is a rolling admissions process, however, it is best to have your application in no later than by the September prior to July 1st of your desired starting year. Please contact the Fellowship Director (below) to apply.

Program Dates

The Emory/CDC Medical Toxicology Fellowship is scheduled to hold as follows:

This is a 2-year program that accepts up to 3 fellows per year starting every July 1st.

For More Information and To Apply, please contact

Brent W. Morgan, MD
Fellowship Director
Georgia Poison Center
50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30303


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