Keys to Building Successful Fellowship Training Programs (1.5 CME)

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(1.5 CME) In this conference recording from the 2019 Annual Conference, you will learn:

In less than a decade, Addiction Medicine fellowship programs have established themselves as central to the discipline’s emergence and expansion as the newest formally recognized medical subspecialty. The number of physicians in these training programs has grown steadily, and they are proving their value in patient care, medical education, and health system leadership. Nevertheless, the majority of medical schools and teaching hospitals still do not have fellowships, and additional programs are needed to meet the critical shortage of addiction medicine workforce. This workshop will provide valuable insights for those who wish to lead or play a role in responding to this need. The expert panel includes experienced fellowship program directors who also have leadership positions in the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (the new successor organization to The Addiction Medicine Foundation and the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Directors Association). In the first part of the workshop, the panelists will take participants through the fellowship development process based on their own experiences with issues including funding strategies, faculty recruitment and clinical rotation design. Each panelist represents a different primary specialty (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry), giving participants a unique opportunity to compare fellowship design options in this multispecialty subspecialty. The second part of the workshop will feature breakout groups in which participants will work with an application form from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Under the guidance of the panelists, each group will complete one key part of the application (e.g., inpatient rotations, outpatient rotations, didactics and scholarly activities), then report out on their draft. The panel (whose members have also been involved in developing the ACGME requirements for Addiction Medicine) will then reassemble to offer comments on the drafts and suggestions for improvement. Ample time will be provided for questions and discussion, and all participants will be offered the opportunity for ongoing technical assistance.  

Learning Objectives:

1.) Describe the key requirements for accreditation of an Addiction Medicine fellowship training program.
2.) Design a clinical rotation for teaching patient care competencies in Addiction Medicine.
3.) Identify didactic activities for teaching medical knowledge competencies in Addiction Medicine.

Lon R. Hays


Lon Roberts Hays, M.D., M.B.A. graduated from medical school at the University of Kentucky in 1982 then pursued residency training at the University of Kentucky, which he completed in 1986. At that time he joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry where he has served as Chair from 1998 to 2018, and is director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship.  In addition to being Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Hays also is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine and has Added Qualifications in both Addiction Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. He completed a Certificate of Medical Management in 1998 and went on to obtain his M.B.A. from the University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business in May 2001.  Dr. Hays is a Co-investigator on numerous grants involving drugs of abuse.  He is the Director of Area V of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, President of the Addiction MedicineFoundation, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and an elected member and Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists."

Randall T. Brown


Dr. Brown is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has 17 years of clinical and teaching experience in these two specialty areas, as well as research training and applied, published research experience with a focus upon addiction health services research. He provides consultation for substance use disorders at Federally Qualified Health Centers (Access Community Health Centers), at 3 hospitals, and at the University of Wisconsin's HIV/AIDS Clinic in Madison, WI. He has completed fellowships in research methods (NRSA Primary Care Research Fellowship) and academic career development (Alcohol Medical Scholars Program, UCSF Faculty Development Fellowship). He also completed a doctoral dissertation in Population Health Sciences with a focus on Addiction Health Services Research with an additional certificate in Clinical Investigations. He is a Director of the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM) and the Chair of ACAAM's Fellowship Directors Committee. He is the founding director of 2 addiction medicine (ADM) fellowship programs at UW and at the Madison VA Medical Center. He co-authored ADM Fellowship Program Requirements for submission to the American Council on Graduate Medical Education. He is additionally experienced in leadership and collaboration on NIH, VA, SAMHSA, HRSA and other (intramural and private) funding awards. In the last 5 years, he has served as PI (10 awards) or co-investigator (7 awards) on 17 successful applications resulting in more than $14 million in funding, 22 peer-reviewed publications, and 35 abstracts accepted for regional and national presentations during that time. He has contributed extensively to other published efforts aiming to educate physicians in training on substance-related issues, including 7 book chapters, practice questions for the ADM Board Examination, and SAMHSA Treatment Improvement Protocols.

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Jeanette M. Tetrault MD, FACP, FASAM

Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Tetrault is a Professor of Medicine in the Section of General Internal Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. She is the founding Program Director for the Yale’s Addiction Medicine Fellowship and the Associate Director for Education and Training in the Program in Addiction Medicine. She is a primary care physician and addiction medicine specialist at the APT Foundation, where she provides primary care services, chronic disease management, including HIV and Hepatitis C treatment; and addiction specialty care including methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone treatment. She co-directs the Addiction Recovery Clinic, a specialty clinic embedded within the residency continuity practice, which serves a dual clinical and educational mission. She is president-elect for the American College of Academic Medicine and served as the chair of the ACGME addiction medicine milestones committee. Her academic interest focuses on improving care of patients with substance use and the chronic diseases associated with addiction. She is recognized as a Macy Foundation Faculty Scholar for her work expanding addiction medicine curricula for health professions students at Yale. Dr. Tetrault has received funding from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association and the Heath Services Resources Administration to expand training efforts in addiction medicine in an effort to expand the workforce of providers prepared to care for patients with substance use and addiction. She has published widely in the field of Addiction Medicine including epidemiologic investigation, investigation of unique delivery care models, examination of safety of addiction pharmocotherapies, and addiction medicine curriculum design, evaluation, and dissemination.

Timothy K. Brennan


Timothy Brennan, MD, MPH, FASAM is an Addiction Medicine physician and Pediatrician. He is the Director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai West and St. Luke's Hospitals in New York City and the Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs at The Addiction Medicine Foundation. He is also the Director of the Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He completed a Fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the Addiction Institute of New York, a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, a Residency in Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medical College / New York Presbyterian Hospital, and an Internship in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. He is the Co-Editor of Essentials of Addiction Medicine and Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and Pediatrics.

Andrew A. Danzo


Andrew Danzo is Director of Fellowship Development for The American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (formerly The Addiction Medicine Foundation). He has been involved in developing fellowship training programs since 2010 as part of the successful effort to build a graduate medical education infrastructure for Addition Medicine and achieve its formal recognition by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Based in the Department of Family Medicine at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Mr. Danzo has also worked on a variety of projects, including faculty development, the New York State Rural Health Research Center and New York State Area Health Education Center. From 2000-2009, he served as Associate Editor of The Journal of Rural Health. He earned a BA in economics and political science from Rutgers University and previously worked for a number of years as a journalist.
ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABPM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.5 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification (tMOC)

This course has been approved by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). Physicians enrolled in the ABAM Transitional Maintenance of Certification Program (tMOC) can apply a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for completing this course.

ABIM Maintenance of Certification (MOC)

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 1.5 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.


Session Recording
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Open to view video. This session was recorded on 4/6/19 in Orlando, FL
CME Quiz
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CME Evaluation
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CME Credit and Certificate
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 1.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits