The Department of Psychiatry has two Addiction Fellowships. The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship and the Addiction Medicine Fellowship.
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
The goal of the addiction psychiatry program is to train psychiatrists skilled in the recognition, assessment, and treatment of persons with substance use disorders whether alone or in combination with other psychiatric and medical disorders. Graduating fellows will be trained for future leadership roles as practitioners and educators in the field of addiction psychiatry. Exceptional skill development in performing diagnostic evaluations, providing somatic, cognitive and behavioral therapies, understanding and critical analyzing the literature is promoted. The fellowship is a 12 month ACGME accredited program at the PGY-5 level. An additional year may be available for the fellow with specific interests such as research and other scholarly activities.
Addiction Medicine Fellowship
This two-year program focuses on "primary care" aspects of addiction medicine, rather than addiction psychiatry as a subspecialty of psychiatry.
Residents learn diagnostic interviewing, motivational interviewing, addiction counseling, recognition and care of common acute withdrawal syndromes and complications, pharmacotherapies of addictive disorders, epidemiology and pathophysiology of addiction, addictive disorders in special populations, secondary interventions, use of screening and diagnostic instruments (including lab tests, questionnaires), inpatient care, consultation-liaison, working within a multidisciplinary team.
Graduates have obtained jobs in addiction units within hospitals, large addiction treatment programs (private non-profit), detoxification centers of metropolitan areas, academic programs in primary care medicine, and publicly funded programs in cities and counties. Several graduates have completed psychiatry training.