Accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowships

  • Clinical fellowships are available for physicians who have completed residency training in any of the 24 primary specialties. The 12-month programs produce clinical experts, faculty, researchers, and change agents.
  • Eighty-three (83) addiction medicine fellowships are currently accredited by ACGME, and ACAAM-accredited an additional seven, three of which are in Canada. 
  • Fellowship graduates are eligible to take the addiction medicine certification exam by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM). While qualified physicians may currently seek certification on the basis of practice experience, fellowship training is recognized as the highest level of preparation. Check with ABPM for the latest updates on certification.
  • Most fellowships follow a July-June academic calendar, but many also offer part-time and off-cycle training. Salary and benefits are typically at the PGY-4 level.
  • Addiction medicine became a participating specialty in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for the 2021-22 academic year. Approximately 80% of ACGME addiction medicine fellowships are using ERAS. Check the ERAS website for the list. Applications to all programs not participating in ERAS fellowships may be made directly. All fellowships welcome inquiries from potential applicants.
  • Fellowship graduates practice in a variety of settings ranging from specialized addiction care to general medicine and public health settings. Their skills and expertise are increasingly sought by health systems, academic institutions, hospitals, medical groups, and public health. This demand is driven by recognition that addiction is a complex chronic disease that is both costly and challenging. Evidence-based approaches are now advancing at a rapid pace, but there is a shortage of experts to apply them and provide preventive interventions, treatment, consultation and teaching.
  • Fellowships follow core standards but offer diverse options. Training occurs in general ambulatory settings, outpatient addiction programs, inpatient addiction facilities, hospital medical-surgical units, consult services, and health system and public health settings. Experience is emphasized in longitudinal care, interdisciplinary teams, and prevention as well as comprehensive treatment in multiple modalities. Fellows work with patients across the lifespan who are demographically diverse and represent a broad range of addiction pathology.

Note: Addiction medicine does not currently participate in the National Resident Matching Program or any matching program. Fellowships follow their own timelines for applications and decisions.

Addiction Medicine Fellowship Programs  2021-2022