Education is provided to medical, advanced practice nursing and physician associate students, in addition to residents in Internal Medicine (Traditional, Primary Care, and Medicine-Pediatrics), Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Emergency Medicine. Fellowship training is provided through a two year American Board of Addiction Medicine-accredited Fellowship in Addiction Medicine, and junior faculty support and training are provided through a NIH-funded (National Institutes on Drug Abuse) K12 career development award. The latter two programs build on the Addiction Medicine training opportunities currently offered at Yale and expand such training to physicians who have completed training in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Monthly Addiction Medicine Rounds are held and include a broad range of topics and participants from around campus and the community.
Addiction Medicine Education
The two-year Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program at Yale School of Medicine offers robust clinical and research training in Addiction Medicine. This novel program builds on Yale’s preeminence in the fields of substance abuse, clinical research, and medical education and its international reputation for expanding addiction treatment into general medical settings.
- The Yale Addiction Medicine (AM) Rounds are held the second Thursday of every month on the School of Medicine campus. The content of the AM Rounds covers a range of topics relevant to Addiction Medicine including research, education, training and clinical care. As the field of Addiction Medicine continues to rapidly evolve, with Yale at the forefront, the AM Rounds has proven to be an exciting venue for discussion and interaction.
With funding from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, Program in Addiction Medicine faculty are building on the existing infrastructure of the inter professional Longitudinal Clinical Experience at Yale (ILCE)
Other Addiction Medicine Programs at Yale
The Yale-Drug use, Addiction, and HIV Research Scholars program is a K12 sponsored fellowship that provides a comprehensive three-year, post-doctorate, interdisciplinary, mentored career development program. The aim of the program is to prepare investigators for careers focusing on improving medical outcomes for patients with, and at risk for drug abuse, addiction, and HIV, by integrating prevention and treatment in general medical settings including emergency departments and primary care, and HIV, adolescent, and women’s health clinics.
The NIDA-funded Research in Addiction Medicine Scholars (RAMS) Program aims to develop skills in addiction medicine research among physicians from ABAM Foundation-accredited addiction medicine fellowship programs or addiction psychiatry fellowship programs across the United States. The RAMS Program is intended to make important contributions to the development of the next generation of addiction physician researchers in order to provide better care for patients with and at risk for addictive diseases.
The mission of the Yale Internal Medicine HIV Training Track is to provide necessary knowledge, attitude, and skills to future physicians who have a special interest in HIV medicine and through this enhance the capacity of qualified physician-leaders to meaningfully care for people living with HIV/AIDS. The HIV Training Track is a three-year track and is available to residents in the Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program.