Program Description and Target Audience

This is a four-day immersion training for incoming chief residents, their faculty mentors, and junior faculty on state-of-the-art methods to diagnose, manage, and teach about addiction medicine. This training equips chief residents with essential skills to teach addiction medicine and will help faculty mentors assist their chiefs with incorporating addiction issues into teaching. Junior Faculty will be better equipped to train residents or medical students in addiction issues.

Dr. Wilson Compton, NIDA, presents the 2015 Keynote address

Program Objectives

  • Understand the scientific foundation of addiction
  • Improve addiction clinical skills
  • Integrate addiction issues into teaching
  • Learn about career and research opportunities in addiction¬†medicine
  • Enhance faculty mentoring skills

Co-Directors, Dan Alford and Jeffrey Samet with Wilson Compton

To read more about the results of the program:

Alford DP, Bridden C, Jackson AH, Saitz R, Amodeo M, Barnes HN, Samet JH. Promoting substance use education among generalist physicians: an evaluation of the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) program. JGIM. 2009;24:40-47.