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The fellowship is comprised of experiences in inpatient and outpatient settings, along with community-based clinics. The patient populations span all economic strata, along with diverse ethnic and age groups. In each of these venues, and with each population, the fellow must learn to explore the specifics of scientifically based problem solving. The fellowship also has an elective rotation, to be determined by the learner in consultation with the program director, which can support their individual learning needs and specialty focus. The graduate needs to be able to incorporate new and developing strategies, both pharmacologic and psychological into their skill set and to adapt as the field expands.

Additionally, the fellow will pursue a variety of scholarly activities, including active participation in journal club, individual reading, conferences, didactic exercises and preparation of a poster or scientific paper.

Clinical experience

  • Inpatient: at least three months
  • Outpatient: at least three months
  • Continuity clinic: at least one half-day per week for 12 months (excluding vacation)
  • Electives and scholarly activity


  • At least one half-day (four hours) per week for year (excluding vacation)

Required rotations

  • Inpatient addiction medicine
  • Interventional pain service
  • Inpatient addiction psychiatry
  • Outpatient addiction psychiatry
  • Outpatient addiction counseling
  • Opioid treatment program
  • Obstetrics service
  • Infectious disease clinic
  • Longitudinal continuity clinics