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Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Program Description

West Virginia University’s Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship is a one year ACGME accredited program. Eligible applicants must be on track to complete an ACGME accredited psychiatry residency program.  West Virginia’s well documented and highly publicized opioid crisis makes us “ground zero” for this epidemic, giving trainees access to patient populations with significant need for addiction related recovery/treatment services. WVU currently has one of the largest Buprenorphine Medical Assisted Treatment programs in the nation. Our faculty has accumulated knowledge and experience in helping people with Opioid Use Disorder and comorbidities. As leaders in both research and treatment, our Addiction Psychiatry fellowship program is tasked with enriching the lives of our patients and the community. We strive to ensure that our trainees become highly coveted healthcare providers who are prepared to lead this battle.

Our fellows will learn the continuum of recovery-oriented addiction services while working in different levels of care: from our Dual Diagnosis unit to our newly opened 30-bed 28-day residential treatment facility, and to our Intensive Outpatient Program.

Focal points of our curriculum:
• Multidisciplinary and full ASAM level coverage clinical rotations:
   -including acute detox
   -addiction consultation and liaison service
   -pain clinic
   -student health
   -residential program and Intensive Outpatient Program, etc.
• Interactive didactic teaching
• Practical components such as clinical case studies
• Basic Psychopharmacology & Psychiatric interview skill training

As a member of the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry is something our WVU family is quite proud of. We are especially proud of our Addiction team! While we strive to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, we are also well-published in scientific research. We are committed to offering addiction research opportunities. These opportunities will give fellows a chance to become a well-rounded, independent clinician-scientist in Addiction Psychiatry.

The city of Morgantown is one of the most diverse you’ll find within the heart of Appalachia. Our beautiful region offers a high quality of life outside of work and studies.

WVU Medicine is the #1 healthcare system in our state, a state plagued with the opioid crisis. While we provide fellows with much-needed opportunities for professional growth, they will fill a great need for us and our community.