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Addiction Medicine Updates

 

RAMS Applications due September 4 – Addiction fellows interested in research are encouraged to consider this two-year NIDA-funded program that provides training, mentorship and other benefits. For further information, see the attached brochure and visit the Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars website.

 

REACH Deadline Extended to August 15 – Fellows from racial/ethnic minority backgrounds who will be training in 2021-22 are eligible for this program, which includes funding of up to $104,000, as well as mentorship and a weeklong intensive at Yale. More information on REACH (Recognizing and Eliminating disparities in Addiction through Culturally informed Healthcare) is at: https://reachgrant.org/

 

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

 

 

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Fellowship Positions Available

Scores of funded training positions in Addiction Medicine are available at multiple fellowship programs across the US.

 

The 1-year fellowships are open to physicians of all specialties (some programs may have preferences). Fellowship completion leads to eligibility for certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

 

The majority of fellowships are now using ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service) for 2021-22 positions, while the remainder take applications directly. All programs welcome inquiries – click here for the complete directory of Addiction Medicine fellowships.

 

Addiction Medicine is not participating in the Match (the NRMP), so all fellowships are following their own timelines for interviews and decisions.

 

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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

 

To learn more, click here.

 

 

 

 

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