Grayken Fellowship in Addiction Medicine

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The mission of the Grayken Fellowship in Addiction Medicine is to prepare physician clinical, research, education, public health, and advocacy leaders in Addiction Medicine who develop and enhance addiction prevention and treatment care for patients vulnerable to health inequities due to race, ethnicity, gender, poverty, age, disability or stigmatizing illness.

The Grayken Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program is a 1 or 2 year fellowship. Year 1 is clinically-focused on fulfilling the requirements for board certification in addiction medicine. Focus areas include  adolescent and young adults, homeless healthcare, medical education, community health center, and women’s health. Year 2 is focused on mentored research projects and typically includes a Master’s of Science in Epidemiology or Health Services Research. There is also a 3-year combined Infectious Disease-Addiction Medicine Fellowship and a 2-year Fellowship in Maternal Health Addiction. Fellows are mentored by our multidisciplinary faculty from Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Addiction Psychiatry. The Grayken Fellowship in Addiction Medicine is accredited by the ACGME.

BMC Minority Physician Recruitment Newsletter Fall 2020

We are no longer accepting applications for Academic Year 2021

Year-One Addiction Medicine Fellowship Curriculum 

4 hrs/wk Longitudinal Outpatient Continuity Care Experience (48 weeks)
4 hrs/wk Scholarly Activities and Longitudinal Learning Experience (48 weeks)
6 hrs/wk Inpatient addiction consult service

(12 weeks)

Bedford VA Dual Diagnosis Programs

(4 weeks)

Faster Paths – Low Barrier Access/ Bridge Clinic

(10 weeks)

Opioid Treatment Program

(8 weeks)


(6 weeks)


(8 weeks)

8 hrs/wk Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) (10 weeks) Beth Israel Lahey Acute Treatment Services

(8 weeks)

Children’s ASAP

(6 weeks)

Boston Healthcare for the Homeless (8 weeks)
18 hrs/wk Electives

Scholarly Activities (including MSc coursework) and AMERSA and ASAM Conference attendance

Observerships: AHOPE, Hope House, House of Corrections Graduation, Project ASSERT, Project TRUST



YearTwo Addiction Medicine Fellowship Curriculum

4 hrs/wk Longitudinal Outpatient Continuity Care Experience (48 weeks)
4 hrs/wk Scholarly Activities and Longitudinal Learning Experience (48 weeks)
32 hrs/wk Inpatient addiction consult service (6 weeks) Electives, Scholarly Activities (including MS coursework)  and AMERSA and ASAM Conference attendance (42 weeks)

Eligibility and Application Requirements

Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine or OB-GYN.  Additionally, applicants must be graduates of, or in the final year of an ACGME accredited clinical residency program.  Applications are accepted through ERAS, interviews occur in September and early October, and offers will be sent out starting October 15. The fellowship begins July 1.  A full Massachusetts medical license is required before starting the fellowship as well as a physician waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Information on how to obtain the waiver can be found at the SAMHSA website.

This program was developed by faculty within the Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit at Boston Medical Center in collaboration with the Boston University Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship with (PD, Dr. John Renner) and the Primary Care Academic Fellowship Programs  (PD, Dr. Michael Paasche-Orlow).

Prospective Rotators

If you are interested in an Addiction Medicine rotation, please contact Linda Neville.  Please note, the application is due a minimum of 90 days prior to the start of the rotation and a Massachusetts license is required. The application and other required documents can be found here.


For more information, please contact:

Linda Neville, 801 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd floor Boston, MA 02118617.638-8344 (P)| 617.414.4676 (F) email: