Addiction Fellowship

Addiction Fellowship
Boston University School of Medicine and VA Boston Healthcare System 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 addictive 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. The development of broad expertise and an informed perspective on the addictions encompassing knowledge of the history of substance abuse and dependence, sociological aspects of addictions and public policy, and the role of self-help groups and spirituality in the treatment of addictions is an integral part of the fellowship.

This fully ACGME accredited PGY-V year residency is directed by Dr. John Renner, a widely recognized addiction psychiatrist. Required rotations, which include addictive disorders in the geriatric, child and adolescent, and consult-liaison populations take place at hospitals throughout the greater Boston area. A significant amount of time is dedicated to Public Health addiction psychiatry and research. Fellows are also provided with substantial elective time and are encouraged to pursue research interests, for which a wide variety of mentors are accessible. All of the fellows rotate thru the Boston University Division of Psychiatry Clinical Studies Unit and have the opportunity to work with Dr. Domenic Ciraulo, the Chair of the Division of Psychiatry and renowned authority on the pharmacotherapy of the addictive disorders. If desired, an additional research year is available following successful completion of the fellowship if desired.

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine