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Mission and Vision
Our mission is to train the next generation of leaders who can provide the highest quality of medical care for the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders.
To increase the medical workforce capable of providing inter-professional, integrated primary care and specialty care for substance use disorders to medically under-served and vulnerable populations.
The curriculum for the Interdisciplinary Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Children’s Hospital is designed to be a one-year program, but there is an option to continue for a second-year for those candidates who wish to pursue an academic career and are interested in doing addiction related research.
Our vision is to reduce overdose deaths, improve capacity and access to treatment, and promote a substance-free population of children, adolescents and adults in central Pennsylvania.
The fellowship is open to all candidates who are board certified/eligible in a primary medical specialty that includes:
- Community and Family Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynocology
Learn More about the Fellowship
As Director of the new Penn State Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Addiction Medicine, I am thrilled that you’re interested in our program.
This program is designed to provide a dynamic, comprehensive and interdisciplinary clinical and scholarly experience for post-resident trainees interested in pursuing a career in academic addiction medicine. Our fellowship faculty are comprised of a diverse group of champions and experts in the fields of Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pain Medicine, OB/GYN, and Pharmacology, providing broad clinical in inpatient, outpatient, community-based and elective rotations. We encourage scholarly activity, and the fellowship includes a one-month rotation to explore possible areas for research and scientific exploration. We designed a full-year of Core Didactic lectures and seminars to provide learning in areas that include the basic biology of addiction, medical and psychosocial complications of substance use disorders, the treatment of substance use disorders, and additional topics such as research methodology, wellness, and ethics in clinical practice.
We are based in south central Pennsylvania, showcasing clinic experiences in urban, suburban and rural communities as well as the offering the opportunity to live in a smaller urban setting with ready access to major urban cities.
We are eager to start training the next generation of healers and leaders in addiction medicine. We welcome your application and encourage you to learn more about our program.
Sarah Kawasaki, MD
Please submit your completed CV, personal statement, Program Director or other letter of reference to Jennifer Goumas at firstname.lastname@example.org attention Sheryl Ryan.
Qualified candidates are invited for an interview which will include lodging for one night the day before the interview.
All applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender or national origin.
Clinical rotations will include inpatient experiences at:
- Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center addiction and pain management
- Consult-liaison services and residential programs at the Caron Institute and Gaudenzia in Harrisburg
- Outpatient rotations and a continuity clinic including:
Electives will be available depending upon one’s interest, but are designed to provide clinical experience in the areas of:
- Emergency Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Pain Medicine
A rigorous core didactic curriculum will be part of the weekly schedule. In addition, a one-month elective in research will be available to all fellows.
- Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute
- Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute – Opioid Treatment Clinic – 36 weeks (144 hours over 36 weeks)
- Continuity Clinic – 48 weeks (192 hours over 48 weeks)
- Lebanon VA Medical Center
- Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program – 8 weeks (192 hours over 8 weeks)
- Mazetti and Sullivan
- Adult IOP Program – 4 weeks (48 hours over 4 weeks)
- Adolescent IOP/PHP Program – 16 weeks (128 hours over 16 weeks)
- Caron Treatment Center
- Adolescent Residential – 4 weeks (64 hours over 4 weeks)
- Adult Residential – 4 weeks (64 hours over 4 weeks)
- Gaudenzia Concept 90
- Adult Residential – 4 weeks (96 hours over 4 weeks)
- Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
- Consult-Liaison Service (required) – 16 weeks (256 hours over 16 weeks)
- Inpatient Pain Service (required) – 16 weeks (128 hours over 16 weeks)
- Women’s Health Service (elective) – 18 weeks (72 hours over 18 weeks)
- Adolescent Medicine Clinic (elective) – 16 weeks (96 hours over 16 weeks)
- Outpatient Pain Service (elective) – 18 weeks (72 hours over 18 weeks)
- Emergency Medicine (elective) – 16 weeks (96 hours over 16 weeks)
- Scholarly activity – 4 weeks (128 hours over 4 weeks)
- Core Lecture series – 48 weeks (192 hours over 48 weeks)
- Vacation/Continuing Medical Education (must total at least 160 hours) – 4 weeks