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Addiction Medicine Fellowship Frequntly Asked Questions

Who is Elibible?

Family physicians with OB training and Obstetricians who have graduated from an accredited residency program and who are board-certified/eligible may apply. We welcome both new graduates and applicants with prior practice experience.

What is the Curriculum? 

The 12-month curriculum is tailored to the specific needs and interests of incoming fellows, and provides a range of Addiction Medicine experiences including:
• Outpatient Addiction Medicine (continuity clinic, chemical dependency treatment programs)
• Obstetrics / Addiction Medicine training (outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital unit)
• Methadone management
• Buprenorphine, naltrexone, and other medication-assisted treatment modalities
• Detoxification (pregnant and non-pregnant adults)
• Residential chemical dependency treatment
• Pain management (medication and interventional strategies)
• Faculty development (inpatient and outpatient full spectrum care, didactic presentations)

What are the salary and benefits?

As an affiliate of the University of Washington, residency and fellowship salaries at EPFM are
based on the salary of UW PGY-5 residents. Our benefits package includes malpractice
coverage, vacation, continuing medical education with stipend, and medical/dental
coverage. Fellows will be recognized as junior faculty members at East Pierce Family
Medicine.

When does the program begin?

Orientation for incoming fellows will occur in late July at a date to be determined on an annual basis. We accept applications and interview on a rolling basis from August through January. Early applications are
encouraged. You may contact us at anytime regarding the application process and availability of positions.