The Addiction Medicine fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is housed in the Department of Family Medicine Department. As one of only a handful of fellowships in the upper Midwest, the UNMC Addiction Medicine Fellowship is poised to provide a one-year comprehensive training.
Addiction Medicine is a specialty that involves treating patients across all age ranges, from childhood through care of geriatric patients. Physicians in this specialty work with all spectrums of substance use, from prevention to treatment and recovery. Addiction Medicine physicians also work with all substances- alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications and illicit substances.
The fellow will train in an addiction consultation-liaison service at Nebraska Medicine and an inpatient residential dual-diagnosis unit at Nebraska-Western Iowa VA Hospital. Outpatient experiences include rotating in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and a longitudinal integrated clinic for patients with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychiatric illness. Specialty clinic opportunities include adolescent and peripartum clinics.