Clinical Toxicology & Pharmacology Elective

Fourth year medical students on the 4-week Clinical Toxicology & Pharmacology Elective (EM 140.43) learn to assess clinical problems relating to the toxic effects of drugs and poisons. Students participate in case discussions of poisonings and drug overdoses and perform follow-up telephone calls on hospitalized patients. The Clinical Toxicology Service is a function of the San Francisco Division of the California Poison Control System.

For information on applying to the UCSF rotations as a visiting student, please visit the UCSF SOM Visiting Students website. Please note that we require your USMLE Step 1 score report and a letter of recommendation from a faculty member with whom you have worked clinically.