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Addiction Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Psychiatry offers one and two year fellowships in Addiction Medicine. The University of Florida College of Medicine began offering a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine in 1992. As one of the largest addiction medicine fellowships, we have matriculated more than forty addiction medicine professionals. American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) fellows participate in a wide range of academic activities including clinical and basic science research, medical education, and patient care clinics. The fellowship offers training in inpatient detoxification, evaluation, treatment, consults as well as outpatient and partial hospitalization and treatment. Education in drugs of abuse and treatment for their misuse is obtained through both didactic and hands on instruction. This training will provide the basis for the applicant to sit for the ABAM and Medical Review Officer certifications. Fellows have come from a wide range of specialty training including psychiatry, anesthesiology, neurosurgery, family medicine, internal and family medicine, surgery, and pediatrics.

Fellows have the opportunity to choose from an impressive list of available public sector addiction training experiences in dual disorders, health information, multidisciplinary overeating and eating disorders programs, pain management, state and local tobacco initiatives, as well as the more traditional detoxification units, relapse prevention methodologies, and day treatment programs. Opportunities to work with addiction researchers in public health and basic science are available to the interested applicant. Many of our Graduates have continued in research careers, taken prestigious academic positions and medical director posts in community treatment facilities.

More Information

Applicant must be a US citizen and must hold an unrestricted State of Florida medical license. For more information please contact Connie Pruitt 352-265-5549 or cpruitt@ufl.edu.