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Education & Training

We offer a popular elective experience for PGY3/PGY4 residents in Internal Medicine, consistently garnering excellent reviews for the clinical experience and teaching it affords trainees.

Residents are the point of first contact for all consults and also attend the Drug Safety Clinic; as such they see firsthand drug-related disorders they might  otherwise not encounter during postgraduate training. As part of the rotation, residents have extended periods of time for self-directed learning and research projects, but also receive 4 to 6 hours of one-on-one teaching on subjects of their choice. The most commonly requested topics involve acute care toxicology, autonomic and autacoid pharmacology, drug interactions and adverse drug reactions. Residents leave the rotation much better prepared for the assessment and treatment of drug-induced disease and with greater confidence in the approach to the poisoned patient. Residents also attend toxicology rounds each week at the Ontario Poison Centre at the Hospital for Sick Children, the Sunnybrook Department of Pharmacy Journal Club and divisional grand rounds.

Division members also provide monthly case-based teaching rounds as part of the Department of Medicine noon rounds for housestaff. We also participate in undergraduate medical education (didactic lectures at MSB), the summer Emergency Medicine Lecture Series, and educational rounds for trainees in Critical Care, Geriatric Medicine and Nephrology.

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Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology Division

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
G-wing, 1st floor,
room G1-59
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 3505


Division Head:
Dr. David Juurlink


Drug Safety Clinic (for adverse drug reactions)

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue,
U-wing, ground floor,
room UG 00 Desk 1
Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-6100 ext. 3061
Fax: 416-480-5229

Drug Safety Clinic information