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ACGME Application Now Available for Addiction Medicine Fellowship Accreditation

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

The ACGME Program Requirements for Addiction Medicine and application form are posted on the ACGME website. The application also includes an online component, as described under “Key Steps” below. Applications are to be submitted to the ACGME Review Committees for Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Psychiatry.

Application deadlines for the next Review Committee meetings:

  • July 2, 2021, for the Internal Medicine RC meeting on September 10-11, 2021.
  • August 8, 2021, for the Family Medicine RC meeting on October 21-22, 2021.
  • November 12, 2021, for the Psychiatry RC meeting on February 11-12, 2022.

Key Steps:

Applications can be initiated only by having your institution’s Designated Institutional Official (DIO) log in to ACGME’s Accreditation Data System (ADS) and enter basic information, including specialty, at least one of the program’s participating training sites, and the Program Director. The Program Director will then be able to enter additional information required in the ADS, such as other training sites, faculty, duty hours, and related details. The ADS component of the application cannot be printed out, but once initiated by the DIO it can be accessed and updated any time prior to submission.

The written application form (known as the specialty-specific application) is also to be completed by the Program Director. A significant portion involves description of the educational program.

Additional Information

The ACGME’s  Instructions for New Program Applications and Instructions/Process Guide provide further details. Note that the latter was prepared for Osteopathic programs but is relevant to all. Please contact Andy Danzo, Director of Fellowship Development, for technical assistance.

The websites of the three ACGME Review Committees processing applications are:

Family Medicine
Internal Medicine

We look forward to working with you toward the continued growth of high-quality addiction medicine training under ACGME accreditation.

Program RequirementsACGME Program Requirements for Addiction Medicine

Application Form: ACGME Addiction Medicine Application


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