FIT Program Curriculum

Professor, Julia Arnsten, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The curriculum covers major advances in the field of clinical addiction medicine research presented through didactic presentations, small group workshops, one-on-one meetings with our faculty, case and panel discussions, meetings with guests in recovery, and observations of AA meetings.

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

The curriculum includes the following:

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  • Review of clinically relevant addiction medicine research
  • Development of a detailed research action planĀ that integrates addiction science with your subspecialty focus
  • A critical and evidence-based approach to research questions
  • Exploration of research opportunities that incorporate addiction medicine

Addiction Science

  • Epidemiology, neurobiology, and genetics
  • Pharmacology of substancesĀ and medication treatments
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Harm and risk reduction

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