In our broad Addiction Psychiatry fellowship program, you'll learn and grow in diverse settings.
Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our program primarily provides a clinical training experience with a diverse patient population diagnosed and treated in multiple settings, including:
- Inpatient, outpatient and consultation at a university hospital
- A Veterans Affairs medical center
- An adolescent treatment center
There are no weekend or overnight calls required.
- Provide specialized training for psychiatrists in treating drug-use disorders
- Enhance training resources available to clinicians in the metropolitan area
- Serve as a resource for clinical addiction research
- Facilitate transfer of specialized addiction treatment approaches to community agencies
Our fellows provide direct patient care for people in residential care, outpatient addiction treatment, inpatient treatment and inpatient consultation. As part of this training experience, fellows get exposure to using methadone, buprenorphine, long-acting buprenorphine (sublocade) and long-acting naltrexone (vivitrol) to treat opioid use disorders.
In addition, we use multiple treatment modalities, including:
- Individual and group therapies
- Motivational interview styles
- Relapse prevention and harm reduction methods
- Cognitive behavioral psychotherapy
- Psychopharmacologic management of detox, craving, relapse prevention
- Comorbidity diagnosis and treatment strategies
To offer the best educational experience, our fellows train at world-class facilities. Here are the training sites for the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship:
- The University of Kansas Health System Main Campus – 6 months
- Buprenorphine (suboxone) Clinic - Addiction Treatment Center
- Suboxone clinic
- Addiction research
- Pain management
- Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center – 5 months
- Adult Residential and Dual-Diagnosis Outpatient Clinic
- Johnson County Mental Health Center-Adolescent Center for Treatment – 1 month
Please visit our affiliate training sites page for more information.
The evaluation process
Regular verbal feedback is an integral part of the training experience. Formal online evaluations are completed by the responsible supervising attendings, nurses and social workers at the conclusion of each rotation or on a quarterly basis.
Residents meet with the program director twice each year to review their progress, assess their caseload and discuss any concerns.