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Addiction Medicine Updates


Major Federal Grant Program for Fellowships – HRSA announces upcoming grant program for $20 million-per-year over 5 years.


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 Training Opportunities

Most addiction medicine fellowship programs are now accepting applications for 2020-21 (see the full listing for further information).


Compendium of Educational Objectives

Accredited Fellowships


Candidates are encouraged to contact the fellowships directly for further information and application materials. For additional questions, please contact American College of Academic Addiction Medicine National Center for Physician Training in Addiction Medicine:


ACGME Application Now Available for Addiction Medicine Fellowship Accreditation


The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has now launched the application process for addiction medicine fellowship accreditation.



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™ 
203 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


To learn more, click here.