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Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship focuses on training the fellow on the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of substance-related disorders as well as providing related education and research. The addiction psychiatrist will be fully trained in techniques required in the treatment of the larger group of patients with dual diagnoses of addictive disorders and other psychiatric disorders. The field of addiction psychiatry requires knowledge of pharmacology, psychiatry, general medicine, as well as an understanding of the interaction of these disciplines.

A typical rotation schedule includes:
→  Psychopharmacology Outpatient Clinic
→  Buprenorphine Clinic
→  Inpatient Unit
→  Intensive Outpatient
→  Adolescent Inpatient/Outpatient
→  Substance Abuse Treatment Center
→  Substance Abuse Treatment Center Outpatient Clinic
→  Pain Clinic Ambulatory Care
→  Charleston Center Substance Abuse Treatment Center
→  Methadone Maintenance Clinic
→  Supervision
→  Didactics
→  Research

In addition to the PGY-5 Clinical Fellowship described above, we have an Addiction Research Fellowship Program funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and National Institute on Alcohol and Alcoholism (NIAA). This fellowship can begin in the PGY-4 or PGY-5 year.

  APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

The training period in addictions psychiatry is 12 months. You must have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited psychiatry residency prior to entering the program. Training in addiction psychiatry that occurred during the general residency training will not be credited toward the one-year requirement.

The following items are required to complete your application:
1
.  Completed Universal Application (pdf), including Personal Statement
2.  Current Curriculum Vitae
3. 
Letter from your Dean's Office (Medical School)
4.  Two current letters of recommendation
5. 
Official copy of your Transcript (Medical School)
6.  Copies of USMLE Step 1, 2, & 3 scores
7.  ECFMG Certificate (International Medical Graduates only)


Please send application materials to:

Jennifer Peterson, Program Coordinator
Email: jenpeter@musc.edu
Mailing Address: 125 Doughty Street, Suite 190, Charleston, SC  29403


Questions about the program may be directed to:

Tara M. Wright, MD
Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
Assistant Professor, MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Section Chief, Ralph H. Johnson VAMC Substance Abuse Services
Email:
 wright@musc.edu