Find Your Place in Addiction Medicine

This application season marks addiction medicine's inaugural year in the Match!

With fellowships available across the country, addiction medicine offers a wide range of training and career options. Please use the ACAAM virtual fellowship opportunities map to explore your opportunities, below. 

The application season begins this June for 1-year fellowship positions that start July 2023 (and some programs are still taking applications for off-cycle positions starting this year). ERAS registration opens June 8 and candidates can begin submitting applications to programs July 6. Match registration then opens on August 24, and Match Day is November 30. Fellowships will set their own interview timelines, and interviews may continue to early November.

Learn more about the Match, here

Candidates can use the fellowship map, below, to help guide their search for the right program. Clicking on a program icon will bring up some key information, including fellowship website links. 

You can open the map to a larger window by clicking the box-frame icon at upper right. This also opens a column on the left that gives you 2 additional viewing options:

Fellowship Departmental Affiliation:

Because addiction medicine is a multispecialty subspecialty, fellowships are affiliated with various departments/residencies. While most are affiliated with family medicine, internal medicine or psychiatry, some are affiliated with emergency medicine or pediatrics. The degree of the affiliation varies – some program directors are from a different specialty than the host department (PD specialty is shown when you click on a fellowship).

Some programs may have specific eligibility criteria or preferences, but overall, the distinguishing feature of addiction medicine fellowships is that they are open to physicians of all specialties. Of note – although a number of fellowships are based in Psychiatry departments, most of their fellows have been non-psychiatrists.

Current Off-Cycle Positions:

If you seek a fellowship starting this year, a number of programs still have openings for current “off-cycle” positions. Availability of these positions can change rapidly, so check directly with the fellowship if you are interested.

(Note – the list of programs participating in the Match will be confirmed and finalized by early June, and listings will be updated then to show participation status). 

We want to help:
Contact Andrew Danzo, Director of Fellowship Development, for questions or assistance with connecting with an addiction medicine fellowship program: [email protected]