Program Overview

The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship is a unique, 12-month program that crosses many disciplines with the 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 to hands-on simulations to case-based learning through a statewide expansion program (UNC ECHO for MAT), in addition to direct patient care.

The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship began in July 2018 and we are currently applying for ACGME accreditation.  The program provides full financial support for 2 Addiction Medicine Fellows annually.

Clinical Settings

The UNC Addiction Medicine Fellowship is housed within the UNC Department of Psychiatry, which is located in a large, academic, 804-bed tertiary healthcare system.  Half of the training experience is located with various departments at UNC Medical Center as well as off-site outpatient clinics, focused in Chapel Hill.  The other half of the fellowship is located at UNC WakeBrook, a unique and innovative psychiatric hospital located in Raleigh, NC.  UNC WakeBrook offers Crisis and Assessment Services, Facility Based Crisis, Adult Detox Unit, and an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. The combination of these practices along with offerings of inpatient and outpatient Family Medicine Services and Peer Support Services makes for a comprehensive addiction medicine training experience.

NC Neurosciences Hospital
UNC Medical Center

UNC WakeBrook

UNC Horizons mom and baby
UNC Horizons

Bowles Alcohol Center
UNC Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program

UNC Hospitals – Hillsborough