This subspecialty focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with substance use and addictive disorders. At the completion of training, fellows will be eligible for board certification in the subspecialty of Addiction Medicine through the American Board of Preventative Medicine.

  • Fellows are taught a biopsychosocial approach to the management of substance use disorders. This extends to medically-complex patients or those with comorbid psychiatric disorders.
  • Clinical settings vary, and fellows gain experience with inpatient detoxification, consultations, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care and longitudinal outpatient clinics.
  • Fellows become proficient in medication-assisted treatment.
  • As team leaders, fellows join interdisciplinary teams that include nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers and counselors.
  • Fellows also serve as educators to physicians in other specialties, both in didactic experiences and as physician liaisons.

Application Process

The Addiction Medicine fellowship runs every year from July to June. Fellowship applications are accepted each year beginning July 1st of the year prior to matriculation.

  • Candidates must be in their final year of residency or have completed a residency in an ACGME-accredited program in any medical specialty and obtain an unrestricted Ohio medical license.
  • To apply, please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from your residency training director to:

Attn: Joenna Cynkar
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
1670 Upham Drive
Columbus, OH 43210-1250

Fellowship Director

Julie Teater, MD

Julie Teater, MD

Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship

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