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Addiction Medicine Physician Fellowship

Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

Why train in addiction medicine at Yale?

The Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship builds on Yale School of Medicine’s international reputation for advancing research, clinical practice and health professions education on substance use and substance use disorders. The fellowship program is housed within Yale’s Program in Addiction Medicine, which is a multi-disciplinary program whose mission is to expand access to and improve the effectiveness of substance use disorders prevention, treatment, and harm reduction services through its four key pillars of clinical practice, research, education, and policy. The fellowship offers Addiction Medicine clinical experiences in traditional and non-traditional settings, a comprehensive didactic curriculum, mentorship from dedicated faculty, and research and teaching opportunities.

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What will I do as an addiction medicine fellow?

Addiction medicine fellows will:

  • Rotate at several Yale-affiliated training sites and a diverse array of community addiction treatment facilities;
  • Participate in robust Addiction Medicine didactic curriculum, in partnership with the Addiction Psychiatry training program at Yale, focusing on the bio-psycho-social assessment and treatment of patients with addiction; and
  • Work with faculty from the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine who are internationally recognized for clinical care, medical education and health policy work.

What training will I receive as part of the program?

First-Year Training (Required)

  • First-year clinical fellows rotate through a variety of multi-disciplinary, team-based inpatient and outpatient training experiences. Training sites include Yale New Haven Hospital, The APT Foundation, VA Connecticut Healthcare System , Cornell Scott Hill Health Center and Fair Haven Community Health Care. Please see below for more details on clinical rotations.
  • Fellows will participate in core didactics, teaching activities, and have opportunities to engage in clinical research, medical education, or quality improvement projects. All fellows will complete a scholarly project and deliver a clinical case conference presentation as part of their clinical training year..
  • All fellows who complete the one-year training program are eligible to take the Addiction Medicine board certification examination offered through the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Second-Year Training (Optional)

  • The second year of the program, structured as a year-long practicum, in research and medical education topics, is optional and dependent on funding availability.

Program Details


Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in their primary specialty. Additionally, applicants must be graduates of, or in the final year of an ACGME accredited clinical residency program. Applications should be submitted through ERAS in July of the year preceding that which you are applying to.

A completed application, personal statement, curriculum vitae and at least three references to the Fellowship program are required. After review by the selection committee, decisions to offer a virtual interview are made. Interviews with current fellows and faculty provide an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about our fellowship program. We participate in the National Addiction Medicine Fellowship Match through the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).

For PAs and APRNs interested in postgraduate addiction training, please visit the APP Addiction Medicine Fellowship (SUSTAIN) program.

Please feel free to contact our program coordinator, Carolyn Dellaquila, if you have any questions.


The Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


To graduate trainees who will go on to become leaders in the field of Addiction Medicine.

The program will teach fellows:

  • The effective clinical care of individuals with substance use and substance use disorders and their associated co-morbidities
  • To critically appraise the Addiction Medicine literature
  • To use novel educational strategies to teach students and residents and other learners topics in Addiction Medicine