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Addiction Medicine

Addiction Medicine Updates


Addiction Medicine Joins ERAS – Addiction Medicine has become a participating specialty in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Physicians seeking fellowship positions for 2021 may now use ERAS as a “one-stop” service for submitting applications to multiple programs that are participating in ERAS (Note: some fellowships are not participating and continue to accept applications directly). All fellowships continue to follow their own calendars for application decisions – Addiction Medicine does not use the NRMP or any matching system.


Historic Federal Grants Boost Fellowship Training – A number of fellowships are recruiting for immediate openings made possible by $20 million in new federal grants, the largest single funding expansion since fellowship training began. The majority of the grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will fund new fellowship slots for five years in 35 Addiction Medicine programs across 22 states. Nine other Addiction Psychiatry fellowships also received grants.


Scientific Program Abstracts – Accepted abstract of the ACAAM 2020 Annual Meeting.


Nation Gains More Fellowships – The latest approvals by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education boost the number addiction fellowship programs to a new level.


New Review on “Youth and the Opioid Epidemic” – Dr. Sharon Levy examines how we got here and offers suggestions, including the importance of prevention and training.


Dire Need for Training – An in-depth article in The New York Times calls attention to the need for training and the role of fellowships.


ACAAM Joins National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Opioid Epidemic – Dr. Brennan speaks at opening meeting to develop collective strategies.


Journal Focuses on Addiction Medicine – ACAAM leaders edit July issue of Medical Clinics of North America.


Research News — Fellowship faculty contribute to new studies on pharmacotherapy after opioid overdose and in pregnant women.


Fellowships Making News – UCSF fellow Hannah Snyder, MD, featured in San Francisco Chronicle.


ACAAM at Medical Student Honor Society in Puerto Rico  – Dr. Brennan invited to address students at Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine


Medicine Responds to Addiction: Implementing Physician Training – Landmark national meeting sponsored by American College of Academic Addiction Medicine in partnership with NIAAA, NIDA & SAMHSA


Addiction Medicine: The Urgent Need for Trained Physicians – Capitol Hill briefing co-hosted with the Congressional Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, Congressional Treatment and Recovery Caucus, and Congressional Bipartisan Heroin Task Force


Fellowships for Workforce Development – Pennsylvania Senate testimony by Dr. Sheryl Ryan and Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding of Penn State Hershey Medical Center


Certification & Training Help Workforce Growth –Pediatric News story with Dr. Lon Hays, ACAAM President


Game Changer for Addiction Medicine – MEDPAGE TODAY interview with Dr. Timothy Brennan, ACAAM Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs




Fellowship Positions Available

Multiple Training Opportunities

Numerous opportunities exist across the nation for physicians interested in pursuing a funded training position in an addiction medicine fellowship.

Many fellowships are still taking applications for positions in the 2021-22 academic year.

Please see the ACAAM Recruitment Directory to keep up-to-date on fellowship openings.

More on Addiction Medicine Subspecialty Training.



MOC & Educational Products


Gain access to the highest quality, evidence-based CMEs in Addiction Medicine for a yearly rate of $250 through The Addiction Medicine MOC & Educational Portal 


All of the activities have been developed and/or vetted by addiction medicine fellowship directors and academic faculty experts without industry support or influence.


Here’s what you’ll have access to:


Over 400 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ 
219 CME credits included
216 CME credits:  Additional cost may apply


Addiction e-Practice Test (ADePT): A psychometrically sound, 300 question, referenced, online Addiction Medicine Board prep tool


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