Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

Program Info

 
 

 

The Montefiore-Einstein Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program is an ACGME-accredited, year-long, clinical training program. The fellowship includes rigorous clinical training in community-based, inpatient, and outpatient settings; longitudinal clinical experiences in Federally Qualified Health Centers, opioid treatment programs, and clinics in medically underserved areas; formal training in addiction medicine; engagement with community-based organizations; formal training in performance improvement, and a mentored performance improvement project. Training is supervised by an interdisciplinary team of nationally-recognized faculty with addiction medicine expertise. Graduating fellows will be ideally situated to enter the workforce as addiction medicine physicians leading the treatment of opioid and other substance use disorders in medically underserved settings.  

  

The Montefiore-Einstein Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program serves a community that has been hardest hit by the overdose crisis. Despite declines in rates of overdose mortality across New York City as a whole, these decreases are not evenly distributed, and the Bronx remains the epicenter of overdose death. In 2018, Bronx residents had the highest rate of overdose death compared with all other NYC boroughs. Of all New York City boroughs, the Bronx also has the highest rates of hospitalizations for opioid overdose, and overdose deaths attributable to opioids. Montefiore is the primary healthcare provider in the Bronx-- its large ambulatory care network of over 30 ambulatory care centers includes seven clinics providing buprenorphine treatment of opioid use disorder, seven federally qualified health centers, and the second largest network of opioid treatment programs in New York State--and is ideally situated to provide opioid and other substance use disorder treatment to Bronx residents. The fellowship draws on our over 50-year history of leadership in the treatment of substance use disorders in the Bronx, NY. 

 

Program Goals 

The overarching goal of our program is to train physicians to enter the workforce as addiction medicine physicians equipped to provide evidence-based SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services in medically underserved settings. 

Our objectives are for addiction medicine fellows to: 

1) acquire clinical skills to provide SUD prevention, treatment and recovery services. 

2) acquire skills to lead training and delivery of SUD treatment services.  

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