Accredited Fellowships

Addiction Medicine Fellowships

  • Clinical fellowships for physicians who have completed residency training in any of the 24 primary specialties. The 12-month programs produce clinical experts, faculty, researchers and change agents. Training leads to eligibility for certification in Addiction Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
  • Fellowship graduates practice in a variety of settings ranging from specialized addiction care to general medicine and public health settings. Their skills and expertise are increasingly sought by health systems, academic institutions, hospitals, medical groups, and public health. This demand is driven by recognition that addiction is a complex chronic disease that is both costly and challenging. Evidence-based approaches are now advancing at a rapid pace, but there is a shortage of experts to apply them and provide preventive interventions, treatment, consultation and teaching.
  • Eighty-four (84) addiction medicine fellowships are currently accredited (ACGME accredits 70 and the remainder are accredited by ACAAM). Fellowship graduates are eligible to take the addiction medicine certification exam by the American Board of Preventive Medicine. While qualified physicians may currently seek certification on the basis of practice experience, fellowship training is recognized as the highest level of preparation, and after 2021 fellowship completion will be the only pathway to certification in the field.
  • Fellowships follow core standards but offer diverse options. Training occurs in general ambulatory settings, outpatient addiction programs, inpatient addiction facilities, hospital medical-surgical units, consult services, and health system and public health settings. Experience is emphasized in longitudinal care, interdisciplinary teams, and prevention as well as comprehensive treatment in multiple modalities. Fellows work with patients across the lifespan who are demographically diverse and represent a broad range of addiction pathology.
  • Fellow candidates apply directly to individual fellowships. Most follow a July-June academic calendar, but many also offer part-time and off-cycle training. Salary and benefits are typically at the PGY-4 level.

Addiction Medicine Fellowship Programs, 2020-2021

Addiction Medicine Fellowships Recruitment Application Status