Addiction Medicine Fellowship
The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship is a unique, 12-month program that crosses many disciplines with goal of training the next generation of Addiction Medicine Specialists. The program accepts fellows from any ACGME accredited specialty and we are strongly committed to providing an integrated training experience, treating addiction in a multitude of settings. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, with a creative spirit that allows innovation in the field of Addiction Medicine, creating a supportive environment while also expanding capacity for addiction treatment in North Carolina.
The fellows work in a variety of teams, learning firsthand how addiction interfaces with other specialties and professions. The learning environment varies from direct didactic training, case-based learning, in addition to direct patient care.
The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship began in July 2018 and received ACGME accreditation in April 2019. The program provides full financial support for up to 8 Addiction Medicine Fellows annually.
For more information about the fellowship, follow this link: UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship video
The culture of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Addiction Medicine Program (AMP) is to create an environment that is safe and accepting to all people, particularly focused on trauma-informed care and harm reduction. The UNC-AMP recognizes the need to expand cultural sensitivity to include minority populations as an area for development, particularly given the historic and current systemic barriers that occlude Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQI people from accessing life-saving addiction treatment. The UNC-AMP is committed to exploring and understanding systemic racial disparities and how these disparities impact care for BIPOC/LGBTQI people. The UNC-AMP is taking action by focusing on two areas: 1) enhance education of UNC-AMP faculty and staff through participation in the UNC School of Medicine’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion certificate course; and 2) creation of referral pathways for the prison and jail systems of NC to transition people to addiction treatment upon release from incarceration. By taking these steps, the UNC-AMP seeks to expand knowledge about treatment disparities and to expand access to care for those from diverse backgrounds.
Applications will be accepted through ERAS for the 2023-2024 Academic Year. Interviews will begin in August. NEW THIS YEAR: The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship will participate in the MATCH
Welcome new Fellows!
Madeline McCrary, MD Infectious Disease
Uma Pendem, MD Family Medicine
Chris Thompson, MD Palliative Care
Welcome fellows Fall 2022!
Frank Oliver, MD Family Medicine
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Congratulations Madeline McCrary for being selected to participate in the Fellow Immersion Training Program in Addiction Medicine sponsored by Boston University. Dr. McCrary will be an addiction fellow at UNC for the 2022-2023 academic year.
The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship received an award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to expand fellowship training to 8 fellows annually
The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship received ACGME accreditation.
Congratulations Dr. Baca Atlas for becoming a Ruth Fox Memorial Scholar. Dr. Baca Atlas was a UNC Addiction Medicine fellow in 2018-2019.