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Addiction Medicine
Academic Fellowship

Participate in a wide range of academic activities including clinical and basic science research, medical education, and patient care clinics.

About the Program

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Medical College of Georgia offers an American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) fellowship program. The fellowship offers training in inpatient detoxification, evaluation, treatment, consults as well as residential, outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment. This fellowship provides clinical experience and instruction in the management of substance use disorders. Successful completion allows the trainee to sit for examination to attain Board Certification in Addiction Medicine. Eligible candidates are Board Certified or Board Eligible in another medical specialty.

Trainees will gain expertise in:

  • Assessment and management of patients with substance use disorders and with co-morbid illness
  • Management of acute withdrawal and intoxication syndromes
  • Medication-assisted treatment of substance use disorders
  • Chronic pain and addiction
  • Outpatient opiate dependence maintenance
  • Patient counseling strategies to facilitate recovery
  • Prevention and management of substance misuse complications 

Clinical experiences will include:

  • Outpatient treatment at the Georgia Detox and Recovery Center, Augusta
  • Outpatient treatment at Augusta University Medical Center
  • Inpatient detoxification at Augusta University Medical Center
  • Hospital consultation on patients in acute withdrawal at the Augusta University Medical Center
  • Rotations at Bluff Plantation Residential Treatment Center
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What You’ll Learn

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) is a 1 year full or 2 year half-time fellowship offering robust clinical and research training in the evaluation and treatment of addictive diseases. The unique private/public partnership between MCG and RiverMend Health enables fellows to train in both in major tertiary teaching hospitals, academic departments and state-of-the art dedicated freestanding addiction treatment settings. Whether at the Bluff Plantation or Georgia Detoxification and Recovery Centers or MCG, the Fellow learns how to evaluate the clinical evidence, incorporate research based innovations in everyday addiction treatment. While in training fellows will have the opportunity to:

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Rotate at several MCG-affiliated training sites offering training at all levels of care . Inpatient hospital, outpatient detoxification, Emergency rooms, forensic evaluations, consults, medically assisted and abstinence based treatment. Experts in Addiction Medicine mentor Fellows , direct and administer treatment in inpatient, outpatient, and new residential partial hospitalization environments.

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Take part in a robust Addiction Medicine didactic curriculum led by nationally recognized leaders in Addiction Medicine, apprentice and 1:1 supervision in the bio-psycho-social treatment of patients with addiction

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MCG 's Chief of Addiction Medicine has worked for decades training Fellows for work in academia, treatment, clinical and educational research. Several ongoing GME, CME, and research opportunities will be available for the applicant to participate in , including work on pain and addiction, medically assisted therapies and the evaluation, treatment, and outcome of Impaired Physicians and other Professionals.

Application Process

The applicant must be eligible for board certification or certified in a medical specialty and able to obtain an unrestricted Georgia Medical license.

  1. Complete the application form
  2. Send the following documentation with your application: an updated Curriculum Vita, personal statement describing your interest in the field of addiction, and a description of any gaps in training or professional career
  3. Request a minimum of three letters of reference. Letters should be sent to the attention of:


    William S. Jacobs, MD,

    Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Health Behavior and Anesthesiology
    Program Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship
    997 St. Sebastian Way
    Augusta, GA 30912

  4. A copy of your Medical School Transcript must be sent directly to the Training Director

    Please mail or email all the requested information to:
    Tina Hall
    Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior
    997 St. Sebastian Way
    Augusta, GA 30912
    tihall@gru.edu
    706-721-7874

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