The Addiction Fellowship program includes assessment and treatment of dual diagnosis patients, multiple case conferences, psychopharmacology medical clinics, and didactic seminars on all major aspects of addiction.
The program includes a scholarly requirement, as well as numerous opportunities to be involved in the research of addiction. Patients seen in the program cover a range of socioeconomic diversity. There is also substantial opportunity to teach psychiatric residents and Dartmouth medical students.
The program treats patients with addiction disorders through the Intensive Outpatient Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), patients in residential rehabilitation at the VA Medical Center (VAMC), Buprenorphine Clinics at both facilities, as well as inpatients treated for alcohol withdrawal in both institutions
- Half of the fellow’s time is spent at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center at the outpatient Addiction Treatment Program (ATP). During the ATP rotation, the trainee gains clinical experience in the treatment of primary substance abuse patients and their families. The other half of the year is spent at the VAMC, treating patients in the residential rehab unit, outpatient Buprenorphine Clinics, and through consultations. Consultation experience at the VA Medical Center includes the Inpatient Mental Health unit ambulatory care.
- Fellows spend thirteen weeks at New Hampshire Hospital, where they have the unique opportunity to take part in the evaluation of child and adolescent patients with comorbid addictive or problematic substance use.
- Fellows spend one day a week working with the pain management team for thirteen weeks at the VAMC.
- Fellows spend thirteen half-days working with the director of the local methadone maintenance program at Habit OPCO, a federally licensed opioid treatment center.