Rutgers New Jersey Medical School announced the establishment of a new Addiction Medicine Fellowship. The one-year program, targeting the opioid epidemic, will offer three fellowship positions beginning in July. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 1.
The medical school said in a statement that physicians accepted into the fellowship will have the opportunity to train in the evaluation and treatment of patients with substance use disorders, behavioral addictions and co-occurring psychiatric disorders.
Fellows will rotate on clinical services at University Hospital in Newark, the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System (East Orange and Lyons campuses) and Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (Newark and New Brunswick campuses). They will also study motivational interviewing, behavior modification techniques, 12-step facilitation and psychopharmacology specifically designed for this patient population.