Get to know Natalie Ebeling-Koning, DO, medical toxicology fellow.
Career goal: I’m looking for a career that includes both toxicology and emergency medicine. I have interests in pre-hospital care and rural emergency medicine, appreciate variety and adventure and am excited about where life will take me.
I know I can count on my LVHN family for anything from helping guide my career goals, to life advice, to having people to socialize with after shift.
What makes your LVHN training program different from others across the country?
The high consult volume and time spent with patients set LVHN apart. While we certainly have our fair share of table-top didactics, a great deal of teaching and learning occurs at the bedside on rounds, which is excellent for kinesthetic learners. Our daily list includes a balance of both “true tox” cases as well as addiction medicine consults, and I feel that training at LVHN will enable a comprehensive educational experience no matter where toxicology fellows may choose to take their careers. There is currently a great need in this country for compassionate care of those with substance use disorders, and LVHN empowers the fellows to make a great difference in the lives of many patients.
What piece of advice would you share with someone as they select a training program?
Choose a fellowship where you feel at home and one that fits your learning style. Toxicology also attracts many unique personalities, so ensure that you feel welcome and comfortable with those already present at the fellowship.
What does it mean to be a resident/fellow at LVHN?
Lehigh Valley residents and fellows are part of a big family, and many friendships made here will last a lifetime. We have both our immediate family of toxicology co-fellows and attendings, but also an extended family of the department of emergency medicine. I know I can count on my LVHN family for anything from helping guide my career goals, to life advice, to having people to socialize with after shift.
Medical Toxicology Fellowship
Learn more about LVHN’s Medical Toxicology fellowship program.Program overview