We are pleased to announce the inaugural class of Addiction Medicine Fellows will begin training in July 2017. The addiction medicine fellowship is fully accredited by The Addiction Medicine Foundation. Clinical experiences will be offered throughout the Bay Area including San Francisco, Vallejo, Oakland, and the East Bay with two fellows trained each year.
Kaiser Permanente Northern California provides comprehensive medical treatment to more than 3 million members. Our patients are screened annually for unhealthy substance use and patients are able to ask for treatment, ie “self-refer” when they are ready. This provides a substantial sources of patients asking for assessment of substance use disorders and treatment. Fellows will train in a busy, challenging environment with faculty physicians and treatment teams of psychologists and therapists to provide addiction clinical treatment for adolescents and adults. The 2 addiction medicine fellows will learn in a rich training environment including in-patient consultation and liaison in a general medical hospital, treatment of obstetric patients with SUD and neonates with in utero substance exposure, liver transplant services, opioid treatment programs, and busy outpatient clinical practices providing pharmaceutical treatment. The fellowship offers a 1 year clinical track with an optional second year focused upon research.