Addiction Medicine Fellowship


The University of Virginia Addiction Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program that aims to offer qualified physicians the knowledge, skills and attitudes to evaluate and treat patients with substance use disorders, behavioral addictions and co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions such as pain disorder, HIV, toxicology and high risk pregnancies in a multidisciplinary multi-setting approach. The program is designed to endow the fellow with a well-rounded clinical and academic experience to be a confident and independent Addiction specialist with leadership capacity.

Our objectives are to provide the fellow with an understanding of the neurobiological and psychosocial influences of addiction, current pharmacological and psychotherapeutic modalities in addiction treatment through didactics and supervised clinical training both in the medical and community settings. Our curriculum gives the fellow mentored opportunities to develop and contribute to original research projects with support to publish and present clinical outcomes both nationally and internationally.

To further the mission of the University of Virginia Health System, Addiction Medicine fellows are encouraged to cultivate and sustain an environment of excellence, innovation and superlative quality in the care of patients, and the creation and sharing of health knowledge within a culture that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusiveness.