Toxicology Student Clerkship

The Toxicology Clerkship at LAC+USC Medical Center is offered as either a two- or four-week rotation, depending on both the student’s schedule and availability. They will be working hands-on with the physicians from our toxicology division.

The goal of the EM Toxicology rotation is to serve as a general introduction to medical toxicology, with an emphasis on the recognition, management, diagnostic assessment, and treatment of common and clinically important toxicologic exposures. The structure of the rotation combines clinical and didactic learning, reading, small-group discussions, inpatient consultations and home call. Students are expected to attend four 1-1.5 hour didactic sessions taught by medical toxicology attending physicians. They are also expected to attend consults, round with the EM resident on the toxicology service, attend weekly Emergency Medicine grand rounds, and participate in a month toxicology teleconferences with sites from Northern and Southern California.


Applications for the rotation are currently closed. Please contact our clerkship coordinator, Masa Ishikawa (, or our elective director, Elissa Moore (, for information about the elective, the application and scheduling.


Elissa Moore, DO
Emergency Toxicology Medical Student Elective Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Keck School of Medicine of USC
LAC+USC Medical Center

Masa Ishikawa
Clerkship Coordinator
LAC+USC Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
1200 N. State Street, Room 1011
Los Angeles, CA 90033