Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Inaugurated in July 2000, the UT Southwestern Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship continues to expand and is currently the second largest program in the United States. Few subspecialties will be in greater demand than addiction psychiatry, and our fellowship program features an enriching educational experience that each year provides five fellows the opportunity to become certified in addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Our fellowship's mission is to educate psychiatrists dedicated to the advancement of medical science, education, and health care for persons with substance use disorders in order to increase the numbers of psychiatrists working with persons with substance use disorders and to collaborate with our other medical colleagues to improve the health of their patients.

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for our fellowship recruitment.

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Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the UT Southwestern Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship offers abundant opportunities for fellows to develop as an addiction psychiatrist, including collaborative learning opportunities with distinguished faculty in emergency medicine, family and community medicine, and other specialties.

Clinical Opportunities

With a variety of clinical opportunities available in the Dallas area, the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship offers an eclectic array of options. Service rotations include inpatient, partial hospital, outpatient, and community psychiatry in private, public, and Veterans Administration settings:

  • Methadone/buprenorphine outpatient clinics
  • Consultation-liaison psychiatry
  • Specialized pain clinic for patients with addictions
  • Addiction treatment for women, including adolescents and patients who are pregnant
  • Substance use disorder treatment in professionals (e.g., physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, lawyers)
  • Pre- and post-transplant evaluations
  • Partial hospital program
  • Intensive outpatient program
  • Addiction research

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Diverse Experiences

Our diverse training experiences for fellows include adult, adolescent, and family approaches to treatment. Fellows benefit from didactic seminars and close, one-on-one supervision with key faculty.

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Addiction fellows receive an annual pay of $75,835 and are granted 25 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) from July 1 to June 30 within the current academic year. Allotted days may be used at the fellows’ discretion to cover vacation, sick leave, and discretionary leave (fellows may request time off from the program at the discretion of the Program Director for special circumstances such as attendance at professional meetings and seminars, board and licensure exams, interview days, bereavement leave beyond what is already provided, or standard and elective rotations away from UT Southwestern Medical Center).

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