The program objectives 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
- 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
- Understanding the intersection of pain and addiction and how to care for patients
with co-existing chronic pain and addiction
- Possession of the scientific, socioeconomic and behavioral knowledge to provide care
in complex conditions.
- Develop meaningful, therapeutic relationships with patients, families and other health
- 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.