Fellowship Training

Addiction Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine Research Programs


The Addiction Sciences Division offers two addiction-specialty fellowship training programs.

One is a one-year ACGME-accredited Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship (two positions) that prepares the candidate for Added Qualifications in Addiction Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The other is a two-year VA Addiction Medicine Research Fellowship (one position) that is open to physicians (research or clinical) in psychiatry, internal medicine, family practice or neurology, and prepares the candidate for Certification in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

The fellowship experience includes rotations in a nationally recognized VA Clinical Program of Excellence in Substance Use Disorders providing greater than 10 addiction sub-specialty clinics/wards. Fellows also rotate in non-VA settings for rotations dealing with topics relating to maternal-fetal issues, pregnancy, and adolescents. Addiction-specific psychotherapy training is provided.

Training in how to administer addiction-specialty service lines, is also highlighted. Integrated with a VA Tobacco Cessation Clinical Resource Centers and a nicotine research node, nicotine specialty training is superb.

Research opportunities exist in several NIH-funded addiction research centers, including the headquarters for 10 states within NIDA's national Clinical Trials Network. Active research protocols include both behavioral and pharmacotherapy research trials with extremely high recruitment rates.

Support includes an experienced Center for Imaging Research featuring 4Tesla MRI as well as the Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) — established in October 2005 to serve the support and educational needs of the entire clinical and translational research community of the UC Academic Health Center. 

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Addiction Psychiatry/Addiction Medicine Research Fellowships

Christi Banks
Program Coordinator
Phone: 513-487-6676
Email: christi.banks@va.gov

Mailing Address:
Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
3200 Vine Street, B712
Cincinnati, OH 45220
Phone: 513-487-6676
Fax: 513-475-6568