The didactics curriculum consists of addiction-related topics such as maintaining recovery, alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorder, hallucinogens, cannabis, stimulants, club drugs, complex withdrawal, gambling, behavioral addictions beyond gambling, and substance use disorders related to mood/anxiety, psychotics, PTSD, ACES, adolescents, geriatrics, and women’s health. Fellows will also learn the history of addiction treatment, methods of harm reduction, issues of racial/social equity, ethical/legal issues, and how to care for an incarcerated patient.
Fellows are expected to participate in Tuesday afternoon didactics. Fellows will also participate in quality improvement projects and ongoing research projects.
PGY5 – Fellows will rotate through the following sites:
- Two months at MAHEC’s FM Clinic seeing OBOT patients
- One month at MAHEC’s OB/GYN clinic working with Project CARA
- One month at MAHEC Psychiatry’s outpatient psych clinic and IOP
- One month at Mission Hospital’s Inpatient Adult unit
- One month at Mission Hospital’s inpatient addiction program (IVDA)
- One month at Mission Hospital doing a mix of consultation liaison, ED and Psych consults
- One month at JFK ADATC seeing patients as part of their 90-day withdrawal program
- One month at the Asheville Behavioral Health Group (BHG) OTP/Methadone clinic
- One month at the BHG Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
- One month for an elective
Our outpatient psychiatry clinic, the Center for Psychiatry and Mental Wellness, is housed at UNC Health Sciences at MAHEC along with branch campuses of the UNC School of Medicine and Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Our Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship is located on the same campus as our Psychiatry Residency program, along with Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pharmacy, Surgery, Transitional Year and Dental residencies, which provides an optimal environment for cross-fertilization of ideas and collaboration.