Addiction Medicine Fellow

Research Career Development Opportunities

The following programs are available to enhance your training and broaden your research knowledge and skills. These programs do not replace fellowship training nor do they meet the eligibility criteria to take the American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathic Association board examination.

RAMS - The Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program is a 2-year program which aims to develop research skills among physicians from accredited addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry fellowship programs across North America. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the RAMS Program is intended to make important contributions to the development of the next generation of addiction physician researchers in order to provide better care for patients with and at risk for substance use disorders.  

REACH - The Recognizing and Eliminating Disparities in Addiction through Culturally informed Healthcare (REACH) Program is a year-long training program designed to supplement the education of medical, advance practice nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, residents, addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry fellows in ways to improve health outcomes for racial and ethnic minoritized patients with substance use disorders. The REACH program provides training in culturally-informed care in the area of behavioral health and medicine. REACH is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

LEAD - Learning for Early Careers in Addiction & Diversity (LEAD) Program is integrated within the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN). The LEAD Program uses a team mentoring approach: each LEAD Program scholar works with a CTN primary mentor, while also receiving guidance from a University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) mentor and a nationally regarded diversity advisor. The LEAD training program also includes a funded four-week intensive program at UCSF each summer where scholars in all stages of the program participate in grant writing and manuscript development workshops to help them obtain grant funding. Other career development workshops might touch on topics that the researchers may encounter later in their careers, such as how to run a lab or an overview of power analytics.

CHERISH - The Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorders, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH) is a multi-institutional Center of Excellence funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. CHERISH’s mission is to develop and disseminate health economic research on healthcare utilization, health outcomes, and health-related behaviors that informs substance use disorder treatment policy and HCV and HIV care of people who use substances. To increase the impact of this research, CHERISH supports research conducted at the individual, system, and community levels.

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