Boston University Addiction Medicine Fellowship

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Fellows Todd Kerensky, Paul Trowbridge, Zoe Weinstein and Director Alex Walley at the 2016 ASAM conference

The 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.  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 joint Infectious Disease-Addiction Medicine program(see below). Fellows are mentored by our multidisciplinary faculty from Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Addiction Psychiatry. The Boston University Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program is accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation.


Combined Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Boston Medical Center hosts the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, which addresses addiction through research, patient care, and training.  The Section of Infectious Disease and the Grayken Center collaborate to offer a three-year combined fellowship in Infectious Disease and Addiction Medicine.  The first year of fellowship will be primarily focused on clinical infectious disease, the second year focused on clinical addiction medicine, and the third year will be focused on mentored research training that combines both disciplines.  Applicants accepted into the combined Infectious Disease-Addiction Medicine training will also be asked to consider applying to the NIDA-funded Fellow Immersion Training program in Addiction Medicine. This 4-day immersion program is designed for incoming subspecialty fellows with an interest in addiction science.

More information on the Infectious Disease Fellowship program can be found at


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 reviewed on a “rolling basis” prior to the start of the fellowship, which typically begins July 1.  A full Massachusetts medical license is required before starting the fellowship.

A completed application, personal statement, curriculum vitae and at least three references to the Fellowship program are required. After review by the Fellowship Director and Faculty, decisions to offer an interview are made. Interviews with current fellows and faculty provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the program.

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. Jane Liebschutz).

The BU Addiction Medicine Fellowship Application:

For more information, please contact:

Linda Neville| 617.638-8344 (P)| 617.414.4676 (F)

801 Massachusetts Ave, 2nd floor Boston, MA 02118