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Yale Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program

For over 50 years, Yale psychiatry has been a pioneer and global leader in the field of addiction psychiatry, training generations of future leaders in the science and practice of addiction treatment. Our addiction psychiatry fellowship program is the largest and among the oldest (since 1996). Our training program benefits from robust clinical, educational, and research opportunities led by diverse and internationally recognized faculty. We accept 9 board-eligible psychiatric fellows each year for a one-year training program.


The primary mission of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program is to provide advanced clinical training in the prevention, evaluation and treatment of substance-related disorders. Fellows will receive training in the principles and practice of medical education and research focusing on developing future leaders. Addiction Psychiatry is unique in its focus on treating patients with co-occurring substance use and other mental health conditions and fellows will be fully trained in skills required to treat these patient populations.

What Will I Do As An Addiction Psychiatry Fellow?

Rotate at several Yale-affiliated training sites including VA hospital, Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut Mental Health Center, APT Foundation and other specialized addiction treatment facilities.

Participate in a robust interprofessional didactic curriculum that covers topics ranging from the neuroscience of addiction, comprehensive assessment and treatment of patients with addictive disorders, and other relevant skills like grant writing, critiquing medical literature, teaching, program development and leadership.

Receive individual supervision and mentorship, collaborating with internationally recognized faculty at centers across Yale University. Overseen by our diverse and renowned research faculty, you will participate in a scholarly project. Past projects ranged from developing quality improvement initiatives to writing articles, book chapters and systematic reviews, to national and international program and curriculum development.

At the end of the training year, you 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.