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Welcome to the UCSD Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship!

UCSD has a long tradition of cutting edge and innovative research in substance use and addiction.  With the introduction of the UCSD Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship in 2018, we add a clinical fellowship training experience to utilize the outstanding faculty and educational opportunities to create the next generation of clinical leaders in Addiction Psychiatry.

The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program provides one year of an advanced (PGY-5 and beyond) clinical training in the evaluation, treatment, research, and teaching of substance use disorders.   Fellows will be provided with training in the skills, judgment, and knowledge necessary to practice Addiction Psychiatry.  At the end of the training year, the addiction psychiatry fellow should be well prepared to sit for the specialty board examination and function independently as an addiction psychiatrist and at the consultant level.

The fellowship is composed of a primary placement for each six months, continuity clinics, and a rotation of secondary placements in order to fulfill all the ACGME requirements and broaden the clinical and population exposures. Addiction fellows rotate in the UCSD Addiction Recovery and Treatment (ART) Program and the Veteran's Administration (VA) Substance Abuse Rehabilitation and Recovery Treatment Program (SARRTP), the VA Alcohol and Drug Treatment Program (ADTP).  Other rotations include the UCSD Medical Toxicology rotation and the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation – San Diego clinic Transitional Age Youth Intensive Outpatient Program. Fellows will receive individualized supervision and will participate in addiction seminars and in multi-disciplinary clinical rotation conferences. Clinical research and scholarly project experiences are encouraged.

For more information about the program, look for specific information on our website or contact us with any questions!