Addiction Medicine Fellowship
The Department of Psychiatry offers a one year fellowship in Addiction Medicine. The University of Florida College of Medicine began offering a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine in 1992 and became ACGME Accredited in 2018.
Our program’s vision is to be a leading Addiction Medicine Fellowship program (within the nation) that provides education about substances of abuse and treatment for their misuse.
Our program’s missions include the following:
- To prepare program graduates for the comprehensive medical treatment of patients with substance use disorders, process additions and co-occurring psychiatric and medical disorders.
- To include integration of the biological, psychological, social and spiritual aspects of human beings in the treatment of patients with substance use disorders.
- To train Addiction Medicine physicians to conduct skillful substance related forensic evaluations and to communicate effectively with various physicians and addiction medicine treatment teams, in both verbal and written formats.
- To prepare program fellows to advance the field through scholarly activities both during training and after graduation.
As one of the largest addiction medicine fellowships, we have matriculated more than forty addiction-medicine professionals.
ACGME 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 American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM).
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.