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The UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program and Community Regional Medical Center provide a superb clinical toxicology experience for learners of all levels and a variety of disciplines. There are many unique strengths about the UCSF Fresno Clinical Toxicology program, including:

  • A didactically comprehensive two week toxicology rotation in the PGY-3 year
  • Amazing conference lectures, up-to-date toxicology interactive “Toxlab” curriculum, and 24-hour in-house toxicology consults throughout the academic year
  • Options to pursue independent research and travel for conferences or projects
  • Supportive and productive faculty who can help mentor cutting-edge research projects
  • Access to one of the 4 regional poison control centers in the state of California
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the Fresno Chaffee Zoo’s venomous reptiles collection, where we provide medical direction in case of envenomation
  • Regular academic teleconferences with toxicology training sites statewide, nationally, and internationally through the innovative GETUP project network
  • Asynchronous online education utilizing social media which are created by or co-curated by UCSF Fresno tox faculty
  • An amazing range of cases with urban and rural toxicology, envenomation and plant toxin exposures, occupational and chronic exposures and pediatric toxicology

Medical students, mid level trainees, and residents can rotate with us when the Clinical toxicology elective is being offered (typically 6-9 months out of the year).   For more information, contact us ( or or

For more information and updates about our activities, check out these TERRIFIC TOX LINKS

Recent Scientific Posters and Presentations from the UCSF Fresno Tox Faculty: