Addictions Medicine Fellowship


Training Goals

The goal of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship is to provide training leading to competency in the following areas.

  • Identify the neurobiological mechanisms leading to addiction.
  • Assessment and evaluation of substance use disorders across a variety of treatment settings
  • Withdrawal management in inpatient and outpatient settings
  • Medically managed addiction care in outpatient and residential treatment settings
  • Delivery of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral of Treatment
  • Provision of Addiction Medicine Consultative Care
  • Possession of the scientific, socioeconomic and behavioral knowledge to provide care in complex conditions.
  • Develop meaningful, therapeutic relationships with patients, families and other health care professionals.
  • Knowledge and application of appropriate addiction pharmacotherapy
  • Recognition and management of co-occurring medical and psychiatric conditions
  • Understanding of laws regarding illicit substances, controlled substance prescribing, substance use disorder confidentiality and informed consent.
  • Demonstration of effective interaction with a multi-disciplinary team of psychologists, social workers, nurses, counselors and peers in recovery.
  • Carry out a scholarly project that makes a defined contribution to the field.

Application Requirements

Individuals must have successfully completed a residency and be board-eligible in a medical specialty. If in recovery they must have a minimum of 1 year of continuous sobriety.

Please send the following requirements to Tina Hall:

  1. Statement of your experience, goals, and interests to include the reason you are applying to this fellowship program (1-2 pages).
  2. Three letters of recommendation (at least one from your current supervisor or internship director). 
  3. Curriculum Vitae

Evaluation of the Fellow

The fellow will receive a written evaluation regarding his/her performance two times a year. These evaluations will be written by the primary supervisors and shared with the fellow.  In addition, all efforts are made to provide the fellow with ongoing feedback throughout the year.  The fellow will also have the opportunity to provide feedback about the fellowship program and discuss with the supervisor what they would like to see improved or develop collaborative goals for the remainder of the fellowship. 

 

Contact Us

William Jacobs, MD
Associate Professor and Director of Addiction Medicine
Medical Director, Bluff Plantation

   wjacobs@augusta.edu

Richard Camino, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
Director, Psychiatry Residency Program

   rcamino@augusta.edu