Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship offered through the Boston University Medical Center and the Boston VA Healthcare System provides psychiatric physicians with advanced training in the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders. A well-rounded and comprehensive series of didactic presentations as well as training at renowned Boston area tertiary care facilities ensures that graduates are clinically competent and knowledgeable in all aspects of addiction treatment, with a particular focus on medication-assisted treatment and the management of patients with complex co-occurring medical and psychiatric disorders. The development of broad expertise and an informed perspective on the addictions encompassing knowledge of the history of substance use disorders, sociological aspects of addictions and public policy, and the role of mutual-support groups in the treatment of addictions is an integral part of the fellowship.

We offer two programs: