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