Fellows are responsible for admitting and consulting on patients at both Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix and Phoenix Children's. Fellows work block schedules (days or nights), caring for all patients on the service. During their time on service, fellows also provide medical backup to the poison center. Alternating off-service periods allow time for focused didactics and clinic opportunities to see toxicology outpatients and Independent Medical Exams (IMEs).
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix is a tertiary care academic medical center in Phoenix designated as a Level I trauma center, has a dedicated clinical toxicology lab, and is home to the Banner Poison and Drug Information Center. The facility has over 733 beds, hyperbaric chambers, and an attached inpatient behavioral health hospital. A new emergency department opened in June 2017 and a new patient tower opened in late 2018.
The Department of Medical Toxicology also operates an admitting and consulting service at Phoenix Children's — a free-standing children's hospital with over 400 beds. Phoenix Children's is a Level 1 pediatric trauma center and the emergency department had over 84,000 visits in recent years. A new emergency department opened in late 2017.