1st – Year of Rotations to Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Addiction Medicine
2nd – Year of Research
Please see the sample below of what a weekly schedule may look like. Schedules are updated as needed to put emphasis on areas that warrant the best growth potential and are fine tuned to strengthen the fellows understanding and problem solving skills. Faculty as well as Fellows evaluate the effectiveness of internal processes to help solidify curriculums thereby ensuring an evidence based training environment, making sure that up-to-date procedures are being utilized.
*Weekend Duty is not a common requirement. The Addiction Medicine Fellow will not be expected to attend weekend clinic without the supervision of attending physician. If weekend duty is taken there will be a compensatory day off within 14 days of that duty.
Outpatient Addiction Medicine
A rotation in which the primary focus is the treatment of addiction in an outpatient. Clinical experiences may be comprised of withdrawal management as well as addiction management services.
Hospital Consultation and Liaison Addiction Medicine
A rotation in which the primary focus is the treatment of addiction or the treatment of withdrawal in a general hospital or a specialty hospital, using both psychosocial and pharmacological management. Skills in assessment and case management are developed.
A Resident Elective Rotation
A rotation that a given fellow elects to complete. This will offer the fellow a training experience unique to his/her training needs. Through collaborative curriculum planning between the Program Director and the fellow, electives can be chosen that are complementary to previous training (and thus address relative deficits in the fellow’s broad clinical skill set) or are areas of focus for the fellow (and thus enhance the fellow’s strengths in a specific area of clinical interest).