The Wake Forest Addiction Medicine fellowship began in 2018 with our first fellow. Our fellowship is one of the few in the country that is ACGME certified and is two years in length. This program integrates clinical medicine with research in addiction-related topics. Education is central to the mission of the program and the institution. Wake Forest Baptist Health, a large health system with the main campus in Winston-Salem, has a national reputation for academic excellence and serves as the home and main training site for Addiction Medicine fellows.
The goal of our program is to train confident, technically capable Addiction Medicine physicians who can successfully practice in any setting. In addition to excellent clinical training, the program provides fellows with the skills necessary to become the next leaders in Addiction Medicine at the local, regional and national levels. In addition to the 12 months of clinical medicine required by the ACGME, fellows of Wake Forest Addiction Medicine also receive 12 months of research training. The research and clinical training are combined throughout the two-year fellowship, and the research component is tailored to the career needs and interests of the individual fellow.
We believe the success of our program depends on the collegial atmosphere in the program and among the fellows. Faculty and fellows work collaboratively to deliver excellent patient care and top-notch research. We strive to provide an environment where inquiry and creativity are encouraged and where fellow feedback is used to improve the program.
On behalf of all of our faculty and fellows, thank you very much for your interest in our program and for taking time to visit us during interview season. Feel free to contact me with any questions that arise during your interviews or throughout the season.
Best wishes for continued success.
Robert Hurley, MD, PhD, FASA