The fellowship is designed to meet the objectives of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The curriculum is tailored to each individual fellow’s interests. Through a combination of inpatient and outpatient care, fellows will receiving training to become expert clinicians and leaders in the field of Addiction Medicine. Clinical rotations include: 

  • Inpatient Pain Consultation Service
  • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  • Toxicology and Pathology
  • Veteran’s Administration Residential Program
  • Insight
  • High Point Inpatient Treatment Unit
  • Pain Clini Rotation

The overall educational goals will be obtained through longitudinal continuity care, longitudinal learning, clinical core rotations, elective rotations and scholarly activity. Upon completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be expected to be proficient in: 

  • Comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with substance use disorders (SUDs)
  • Screening, brief intervention and intensive intervention with the addiction specialists team
  • Professional helping skills addressing individuals with SUD
  • Basic knowledge of neurobiology and changes in brain structure associated with addiction
  • Pharmacology of common psychoactive substances
  • Epidemiology of substance use and SUDs
  • Common behavioral addictions
  • Prevention of SUDs
  • Intoxication and withdrawal management 

Training Experience

Training will consist of didactic, clinical and research experiences over a 24-month period across the spectrum of addiction medicine. Addiction Medicine fellows will acquire knowledge of substance use disorder, prevention, evaluation and treatment modalities in ambulatory care, acute care, psychiatric care and residential treatment facilities.

Fellows will be provided with a minimum of 4 hours/week of didactic structure, including weekly Translational Journal Club and participation in our Addiction Research and Clinical Health (ARCH) master’s program, receiving skills training and simulation workshops.