Program Description and Target Audience
FIT is a four-day intensive, immersion training that equips incoming and current clinical subspecialty fellows (e.g. Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology) with state-of-the-art skills and content to integrate addiction medicine into research and clinical care. Fellows will complete the training with the abilities to develop and execute a research project during fellowship that accounts for substance use.
Interactions will encourage fellows to incorporate substance use assessments and interventions when developing their own research projects addressing HIV or hepatitis C.
The FIT Program will be hosted in conjunction with the Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT) Program to obtain similar evidence-based skills. Click here to learn more about the CRIT Program.
After completion of the training, FIT fellows will:
- Understand the scientific foundation of addiction medicine and its relationship to HIV and hepatitis C
- Pursue opportunities that integrate substance use issues in HIV or hepatitis C research projects
- Improve substance use clinical skills