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June 1, 1994

Medical Toxicology

JAMA. 1994;271(21):1681-1682. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03510450053029

Medical toxicology as a recognized subspecialty of medicine was given a recent boost with the development of a subspecialty credentialing process under the aegis of the American Board of Medical Specialties. Recognizing the prior work done by the American Board of Medical Toxicology to maintain an eclectic base of support for medical toxicology, the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the American Board of Preventive Medicine will jointly sponsor an examination that will be administered in November 1994. Physicians in these and in other, nonsponsoring specialties may take the examination. In recognition of these changes, the American Board of Medical Toxicology has formally changed its name to the American College of Medical Toxicology to reflect that its continued mission will not duplicate the efforts of the subboard in medical toxicology.

The science of toxicology has advanced during the 2 years since the last toxicology review