FIT Program Curriculum

The curriculum covers major advances in the field of clinical addiction medicine research presented through didactic presentations, journal clubs, case-based discussions, small group workshops, visits to a 12-step program, and small group meetings with individuals in recovery.

Group workshops and individual meetings with expert addiction research faculty will support development of specific research interests.

The curriculum includes the following:

Research Training

  • Review of clinically relevant addiction medicine research
  • Development of a detailed action plan for an HIV and/or hepatitis C related research project
  • Development of a critical and evidence-based approach to research questions
  • Exploration of research opportunities that incorporate addiction medicine into sub specialty careers

Addiction Science

  • Epidemiology, neurobiology, and genetics
  • Pharmacology of substances of abuse
  • Relationship of HIV, hepatitis C and substance use disorders

Clinical Practice

  • Understanding the overlap of addiction, HIV, and hepatitis C prevention and treatment
  • Screening and assessment for unhealthy substance use
  • Evidence-based prevention and treatment (e.g. counseling and pharmacotherapy) for substance use disorders
  • Pain management with opioids among people with substance use
  • Addressing medical complications of substance use disorders