Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Welcome

The SIU Department of Family and Community Medicine sponsor a one-year ACGME accredited clinical fellowship in addiction medicine. This fellowship is available to physicians who have completed an ACGME-accredited residency. 
We provide training necessary to recognize and treat patients with addiction, including substance use disorders, co-occurring psychiatric and medical disorders, detoxification, pharmacotherapy, motivational interviewing, harm-reduction and abstinence-based recovery models. 

The program is tailored to develop the fellow’s interests, and includes clinical experience in the following settings: SIU Medication Assisted Recovery Clinic Springfield, Jacksonville, and Taylorville, IL, Springfield Memorial Hospital, Springfield Memorial Pain Clinic, SIU Medicine Infectious Disease Clinic, SIU Medicine Maternal Fetal Medicine Clinic, and Gateway Foundation. 

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Mission

To provide comprehensive, patient-centered compassionate addiction care to the people of Central and Southern Illinois, through education, service, research, and community partnership. 

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Program goals

Combine clinical experience and didactics to facilitate the fellow’s development of skills and knowledge in accordance with the ACGME competency-based objectives and milestones. 

Overall aims include:

  • Understand the ethical basis of addiction medicine practice.
  • Enhance skills in critical thinking and apply them to clinical practice.
  • Understand the neurobiology of substance use, misuse, addiction presentation and treatment, and how these are modified by the patient’s individual circumstances. 
  • Understand the role the practice of addiction medicine has within the healthcare system. 
     

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