Based in Boise, Idaho, our Addiction Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program that strives to provide a unique and collaborative approach to education in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders through a variety of inpatient, outpatient, and residential treatment programs that will prepare trainees to provide an evidence-based and multi-disciplinary approach to the field of Addiction Medicine.
The faculty of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship is composed of supportive educators in Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Pain Medicine that will introduce trainees to various learning opportunities in Addiction Medicine. Adjunctive Faculty include clinical pharmacists, psychologists, and social workers.
- Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
- Methadone Clinic/Opioid Treatment Program
- Inpatient Substance Use Disorders Consults
- Ambulatory Alcohol Detox Clinic
- Intensive Outpatient Treatment
- Comprehensive Pain Clinic
- Outpatient Adolescent Addiction Treatment
- Tobacco Cessation Clinic
- Primary Care MAT/Buprenorphine Clinic
- Veteran’s Justice Outreach
- Pain Procedures Clinic
- Addiction Medicine Research Elective
- Advocacy Elective
The didactic program includes formal lectures and case discussions with core faculty and guest lecturers and will focus on the principles of addiction medicine, psychiatric diagnoses and comorbidities, treatment of intoxication and withdrawal syndromes, and the treatment of comorbid medical illness. Fellows will work with medical students, internal medicine residents, and psychiatry residents and will participate in multidisciplinary education opportunities across these services.
Fellows are required to develop and execute a scholarly project in collaboration with an Addiction Medicine faculty mentor. The project may include research in substance use disorder education, quality and/or process improvement projects, or original research on a topic in Addiction Medicine.
Fellows will be expected to participate in local, state, and/or national associations and attend at least one conference for educational and career development.
How to apply
We start accepting applications in June for the following academic year (starting in July) via ERAS.
We invite those who would like more information before submitting an application to reach out to us. Please feel free to contact our program leadership.
Applicants will be asked to provide the following application materials:
- Personal Statement: Please describe your career aspirations, how you envision the fellowship will support those aspirations, and any special qualifications you want to highlight.
- Curriculum Vitae
- A total of three (3) Letters of Recommendation: One (1) from Residency Program Director and two (2) from faculty or professional staff from medical school/residency hospitals.
We review applications as they come in and encourage submitting application materials sooner rather than later. The majority of our interviews will be conducted during the month of September. The UW Boise Addiction Medicine Fellowship will be participating in the common decision date agreed upon by most programs in the nation and thus, we will not begin making acceptance offers until October 18, 2021.
Applicants with a Visa
Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate trainees who are in the US on educational visas.
Our mission is to improve the health of Idahoans by creating leaders in Addiction Medicine that will use their training to expand evidence-based addiction services throughout the region through clinical services, education, and advocacy. The fellowship aims to train a workforce that practices compassionate, patient-centered, evidenced-based addiction treatment and increases access to substance use disorder services through patient advocacy, outreach and participation in local, state and national associations. The fellowship will focus on fostering a safe and inclusive learning environment that encourages compassion and critical thinking in a variety of patient care settings and transitions.
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
We are proud to be an ACGME-Accredited Fellowship through the American Board of Preventive Medicine as of April 2020.