Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Zucker Hillside Hospital

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The Division of Addictive Treatment Services at Zucker Hillside Hospital offers a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in addiction psychiatry. Trainees acquire the knowledge, skills and judgment to provide quality clinical care as well as an understanding of the etiology and course of addictive disease.

The Fellowship provides training in a range of settings, including an inpatient detoxification unit, a consultation liaison service, an outpatient methadone program, an alcohol day program, an outpatient drug free/dual diagnosis program and an intensive outpatient service.

The curriculum provides the fellows with a comprehensive understanding of the epidemiology of substance abuse, as well as of the pharmacology of all commonly abused substances and the available psychopharmacological interventions. The fellows master the biopsychosocial and functional concepts of evaluation, diagnosis and treatment under ongoing faculty supervision.

Two positions are available every academic year. Both fellows are given a one-year appointment to the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment where they experience the functional and administrative workings of a refereed journal. Fellows assume a leadership role as they progress through the program and contribute to the development of the substance abuse field by teaching and consulting with junior residents, medical students, house staff and other program personnel. Upon completion of the program, the fellows will have integrated the science and therapeutic techniques of addictive illness into their general medical knowledge.

Application Process

The addiction psychiatry training program at Zucker Hillside Hospital admits two fellows annually. Applications are due on Dec. 31; however applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all fellowship positions are filled. Trainees must have completed an ACGME-accredited general psychiatry residency training program and be either licensed in New York state or eligible for a license.

Interested applicants must download a copy of the application [PDF] and submit along with the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae, with an explanation of extended gaps in employment or education
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school diploma or transcript
  • A personal statement
  • Dean’s letter
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation, including one from your current program director. If you are applying for the next academic year, your letters of recommendation must be no older than six (6) months. We may request for updated letters of recommendation.
  • ECFMG Status Report, if applicable

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