Office of Academic Affiliations
VA Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment
History and Purpose
VA has offered Advanced Fellowships in substance abuse since 1994, providing a substantial contribution to the recognition of Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the Accreditation Counsel of Graduate Medical Education. In the past decade, though, there has been a shift in the understanding of substance abuse, addiction, and treatment strategies. Interprofessional Addiction Treatment Advanced Fellowship replaces and updates the Advanced Fellowship in Substance Abuse to assure that VA’s educational programs advance optimal treatment strategies for Veterans and the Nation.
The Interprofessional Addiction Treatment Advanced Fellowship program provides two years of post-residency, post-doctoral research, education, and clinical learning opportunities to eligible physicians and associated health professionals. Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of their time in research and education and 25 percent in clinical care at selected VA sites. Mentors of national stature provide guidance to fellows in rich learning environments. Graduates are expected to be role models in leading, developing, conducting, and evaluating innovative research, education, and clinical care in health issues pertaining to Addiction Treatment.
Addiction Treatment Coordinating Center (ATCC)
The Addiction Treatment Coordinating Center (ATCC) for the VA's Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment is located at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The ATCC, is the education, coordination, and dissemination resource for all 7 fellowship sites.
BOSTON MADISON DALLAS PITTSBURGH
SAN ANTONIO SAN DIEGO WEST HAVEN
For more information and details on this program and host sites, please click here.