SafetyCall International Elective Rotation

One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn’t belong, Can you tell which thing is not like the others. By the time I finish my song?

  1. Autopsies
  2. Legal Cases
  3. Drug Toxicology Testing
  4. Pharmacy

……Did you get it right? Probably not! It’s not that I don’t have faith in my sharp blogosphere readers; it’s just that a trick question. All of those describe the amazing five weeks I spent during my elective rotation at SafetyCall International.

SafetyCall is a unique toxicology business that offers a “Pet Poison” call center and also toxicology services for human products as well. They work with manufacturers of products from pharmaceuticals to cleaners to OTC products and provide them with service as a medical line, regulatory compliance, adverse event reporting and so much more.

During my 5 weeks here (which flew by) I was offered many unique opportunities that I don’t think I would have gotten from any of my other rotations. I was allowed to observe autopsies at the coroner’s office, tour a toxicology lab, and work on various legal cases which all connected to pharmacy in a way that doesn’t in typical clinical setting. These were just the big highlights of the rotation. I’m not terribly keen on writing essays—nor do I think you want to read them—but if you want to hear more about any of these things, shoot me an email. And for you P1s and 2s who have rotation life to look forward to, definitely think about putting SafetyCall at the top of your electives list!

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