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Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program


The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program at Yale University School of Medicine is a well-established (since 1996), nationally recognized fellowship program with an outstanding and diverse faculty. The program accepts 7 board-eligible psychiatric fellows each year for a one-year training program.


The purpose of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program is to provide advanced training in the evaluation, treatment, research, and teaching of substance-related disorders. In addition, trainees will be fully trained in techniques required in the treatment of patients with dual diagnosis, specifically those with substance-related and comorbid psychiatric disorders. The goals of the program are to develop the skills, knowledge and competencies needed to:

  • Understand the basic science and clinical science medical knowledge needed to care for patients with substance-related disorders.
  • Provide outstanding patient care to relieve the suffering of patients with substance-related disorders.
  • Effectively demonstrate interpersonal communication skills with patients, their families and others caring for the patient.
  • Understand and implement professional responsibilities to patients with substance-related disorders, their families, to colleagues, to the profession, the  department of psychiatry, the community and society.
  • Assess practices and utilized advanced learning skills in order to stay current with evidence based approaches to patient care.
  • Utilize resources in the system effectively, and to be able to advocate for improvement in the system of care.
  • Lead in the development and dissemination of knowledge in the field of addiction psychiatry.

At the end of the training year, the addiction psychiatry fellow will be well-prepared to sit for the specialty board examination, function independently and to enter practice without supervision as an addiction psychiatrist at the consultant level.

Ranked #1

US News & World Report 2010

Yale Drug and Alcohol Abuse Specialty Programs were ranked #1 by US News and World Report 2014.