Number of Fellowships Growing with ACGME Accreditations

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has now accredited 78 Addiction Medicine Fellowships. Another 13 fellowships are accredited by ACAAM (3 of these are in Canada).

Graduates of ACAAM programs are eligible to take the Addiction Medicine certification examination via the “Practice Pathway” through 2021 (see: The ACAAM programs in the U.S. are expected to apply for ACGME accreditation by then. In the interim, ACAAM programs follow the same general requirements as the ACGME programs.

Because Addiction Medicine is a multispecialty subspecialty available to physicians from all primary specialties, fellowships may be based in various residency programs, including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.

The full list of addiction medicine fellowships is at: