Job ID: 289859663  |  Last Updated: 5/6/2020

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry
Applicant Contact
Ms Sonya Kirkland BA
(513) 558-5190
(513) 558-3477
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

The University of Cincinnati in partnership with the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center offer a one-year American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited addiction psychiatry fellowship. We offer two positions annually. Our program prepares candidates to sit for the certification exam in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Fellows receive a broad array of clinical and didactic experiences including:
- Substance abuse and tobacco treatment
- Maternal-fetal addiction medicine
- Pregnancy and opioid addiction
- Adolescent and adult addiction psychiatry
- Addiction-specific psychotherapy training (for further details, please see other side)
- Optional research opportunities with the NIDA Clinical Trials Network.
Graduates are highly recruited for clinical, administrative and research roles. Competitive salary and benefits are provided. Moonlighting is permitted with approval, and must adhere to ACGME guidelines. No evening or overnight call is required.

Fellowship faculty
Our fellowship faculty include ABPN and ABAM-certified physicians as well as multidisciplinary addiction specialists dedicated to quality patient care, teaching and scholarly activity. Many are nationally certified in their field. Fellows will collaborate with other specialties during the consultation-liaison rotation. Treatment team meetings allow fellows to work closely with substance abuse counselors and therapists to optimize patient care and outcomes. Multidisciplinary team-based clinical learning is interwoven with addiction-specific didactics. The addiction sciences division has a monthly journal club. Fellows also attend grand rounds at the UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. Fellows are assessed using live patient assessment, 360-degree feedback sessions, and semi-annual evaluations. Competency-based learning is guided by clearly outlined goals and objectives, and tracked through procedure logs. All evaluations and logs are monitored through MedHub, an electronic residency management system.

Within the program, fellows time is divided between the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, UC Health Addiction Sciences Clinic and the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Several clinics span the entire year of training, allowing for longitudinal exposure to addiction-related illnesses.

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
The fellowship schedule provides exposure to a variety of clinical settings, ensuring diverse experiences in multiple systems and a wide array of demographic populations.
Rotations include:
- Adolescent intensive outpatient clinic
- Detoxification (outpatient and inpatient)
- Residential rehabilitation unit
- Pain management
- Buprenorphine assisted treatment
- Methadone assisted treatment
- Co-existing psychiatric disorders and Perinatal opioid treatment clinic
- Nicotine clinic and consultation
- Addiction Consultation & Liaison
- Addiction specialty psychotherapy training
- Dual Diagnosis group therapy with emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder and addictions
- Scholarly project

Addiction-Specific Psychotherapy Training
The American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires addiction psychiatry fellowships to provide doctors with a fellowship program that gives them experience in the use of various psychotherapeutic modalities involved in the ongoing management of patients with a history of chronic substance abuse. The UC Health Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship offers physicians an experience that goes above and beyond the ACGME requirement. In fact, all of the fellows in our program receive advanced training with real-life psychotherapy patient interactions. Training in Addiction-specific psychotherapy modalities includes:
- Motivational interviewing (MI)
- Motivational enhancement therapy (MET)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Relapse prevention therapy
- Supportive therapy
- Group therapy
- Behavioral couples therapy
- Contingency management therapy Training in Addiction-specific pharmacotherapy includes:
- Bupropion, Varenicline, Nortriptyline, Clonidine
- Methadone, Buprenorphine, long-acting injectable Naltrexone
- Disulfiram, Acamprosate, Naltrexone, Topiramate, Gabapentin
- Pharmacotherapies for detoxification from alcohol, sedative-hypnotics, opioids, and tobacco

How to Apply
Interested candidates are invited to discuss their training interests with the fellowship Program Director, Elizabeth Tiffany, MD.
Please visit: for more information and access to the application.
Point of Contact:
Corey Bowman, MS
3131 Harvey Ave., Suite 104
Cincinnati, OH 45229
Phone: 513-585-8291
Fax: 513-585-8278

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