Addictions Psychiatry Fellowship
at the University of Washington is an
ACGME-accredited, one-year program for residents entering in their PGY-5 year
after completion of a General Psychiatry Residency Program. The overarching
mission of the program is to provide psychiatric physicians with advanced
training in the skills, clinical judgment, and knowledge necessary to the
practice of Addiction Psychiatry to enable them to assume leadership positions
in the field.
in the program will:
Develop clinical excellence in diagnostic and therapeutic
Become knowledgeable in addiction psychiatry and the
scientific data base underlying the discipline
Develop research skills relevant to addiction psychiatry
Gain skills in teaching Addiction Psychiatry
Develop the special compassion and empathy needed to form
therapeutic alliances with addicted patients
Develop cognizance of the special ethical issues and
cultural needs of addicted patients
Understand the broad context of Addiction Psychiatry care
throughout the U.S. and World.
training occurs in inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient,
outpatient, consultation, dual diagnosis, women specific, and opioid agonist
treatment settings. Didactic training occurs through participation in a weekly
seminar series. Close work with a range of interdisciplinary treatment teams is
a core aspect of the residency. The faculty consists of a diverse group of
psychiatrists and psychologists who have many years of clinical and research
experience in addictions.
Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program has many options for clinical rotations,
and an individualized schedule can be designed depending on each resident's
prior experience and interests. Clinical rotations are available at a number of
possible sites, including the UW Medical Center, Seattle VA Medical Center,
Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital.