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 to The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health is done through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). 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.