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Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program offers robust training in addiction medicine.

What is addiction medicine?

Addiction medicine is the study of causes, symptoms and treatment of patients with substance use disorders. 

Why train in addiction medicine at Yale?

Yale’s training program builds on the school’s expertise of substance use disorders, clinical research, and medical education and its international reputation for integrating addiction treatment into general medical settings. 

The fellowship program is housed within Yale’s Program in Addiction Medicine, which is a multi-disciplinary clinical, educational, and research program whose mission is to enhance Yale’s portfolio of state-of-the-art addiction research; provide comprehensive patient care services to patients across Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and within the greater New Haven community; and increase the pipeline of physicians trained in evidence-based strategies to care for patients with substance use. 

What will I do as an addiction medicine fellow?

Working in close partnership with our well-established Addiction Psychiatry training program and the Yale Division of Addictions, addiction medicine fellows, all of whom will have completed an ACGME-accredited residency training program, will:
  • Rotate at several Yale-affiliated training sites and a diverse array of community addiction treatment facilities;
  • Participate in robust addiction medicine didactic curriculum, focusing on the bio-psycho-social assessment and treatment of patients with addiction; and
  • Work with faculty from both the Yale School of Medicine (YSM) and Yale School of Public Health (YPH,) who are internationally recognized for epidemiologic and clinical trial research focusing on substance use and related medical (e.g. HIV, Hepatitis C, pain) and psychiatric co-morbidities.

What training will I receive as part of the program?

First-Year Training (Required)

  • First-year fellows will obtain clinical training in Addiction Medicine through a variety of inpatient and outpatient training experiences. Training sites include Yale New Haven Hospital and its affiliated outpatient clinics; VA Connecticut Healthcare System; The APT Foundation, a multi-specialty addiction treatment facility; and the South Central Rehabilitation Center. 
  • Additionally, fellows can add training in the complex relationship between addiction and chronic pain. Opportunities to engage in clinical research or medical education projects will begin in the first year.
  • All fellows completing the one-year training program will be 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, is optional and dependent on funding availability. 
  • The practicum component will consist of a research track or an education track, designed to train fellows for careers as clinician-investigators and clinician-educators, respectively. Both tracks share a common curriculum with a research component and a non-research component. The practicum will be tailored to each fellow’s individual interest with additional mentorship opportunities.

Program Details



Applicants must be graduates of, or in the final year of, an ACGME-accredited clinical residency program.

Application Materials

Application, CV, three letters of recommendation (one from current program director).

Submitting your Application

Either submit via email to Carolyn Dellaquila.

or mail your completed application to:
Jeanette M. Tetrault, MD
Program Director 
Addiction Medicine Fellowship 
General Internal Medicine
367 Cedar Street, Suite 305
New Haven, CT 06510

Carolyn Dellaquila
Program Coordinator
General Internal Medicine
367 Cedar Street - Room 411
New Haven, CT 06520  



The Yale University Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program is accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation.


What is the mission of the Yale Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program?

This program will 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 patients with addictive 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