FAQS

Do fellows take call? 
There is no call requirement for fellows.

How many fellows do you take each year?
This fellowship is approved to take four fellows each year.

What is your timeline for applications and interviews?
Applications are accepted any time. Interviews are generally offered beginning in April until all positions have been filled for that year.

Do fellows get teaching experience?
Yes, fellows will be expected to assist in lecturing and teaching residents and medical students. As well as become a buprenorphine waiver trainer assistant.

Is there a research requirement?
Not at this time, but fellows will be expected to complete a quality improvement project. We do support research interests and projects. The program encourages submitting abstracts, posters, and papers to the following conferences: 

Is this program accredited?
Yes, this program is accredited through ACGME.

How long is the fellowship?
One year.

Does the program fund attendance to the ASAM conference?
Yes, we currently supplement funding to attend the annual American Society of Addiction Medicine conference.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Completion of an ACGME, accredited residency training program
  • Board certified or board certified
  • Must be eligible to receive an Arizona License and Federal DEA

What are your salary and benefits?
Click here for salary and benefits information.

What are the differences and similarities between the subspecialties of Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry?
Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry are the sister medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with substance-related and addictive disorders. Therefore, there is significant overlap between these two medical sub-specialties in terms of patients and organizations served, clinical policies and guideline development efforts, and local and national advocacy interests.

There are some significant structural and organizational differences, though, between the two subspecialties that are worth describing. Addiction Psychiatry became an ABMS subspecialty in the U.S. in 1993, and since that time board-certified/eligible psychiatrists have been eligible to undertake fellowship training through any Addiction Psychiatry fellowship. Upon completion of Addiction Psychiatry fellowship, candidates are then eligible to sit for the ABPN-administered board examination in Addiction Psychiatry.  The subspecialty of Addiction Medicine, on the other hand, was officially recognized by ABMS and ACGME in 2016.  Many physicians regardless of primary training remain active in professional organizations that serve both specialties (e.g., AAAP and ASAM).