Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 313–316 | Cite as

Description of a Comprehensive Addiction Rotation at a Psychiatry Residency Program

  • Bachaar Arnaout
  • Srinivas Muvvala
  • Robert Rohrbaugh
  • Ismene Petrakis
Feature: Educational Case Report

Despite the increased recognition of the need to provide quality education in addiction psychiatry, there continues to be a gap and little standardization in delivering relevant clinical education during residency training [1, 2, 3]. This has particular urgency, given the current opioid epidemic and generally acknowledged inadequate level of expertise among psychiatrists to treat addiction. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires one-month full-time equivalent experience in addiction psychiatry for general psychiatry residents, which is expected to encompass the evaluation and management of patients with substance use and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, including detoxification and overdose management and medication-assisted and psychosocial treatment and recovery strategies [4]. This presents a challenge for many programs due to limited availability of trained staff and adequate clinical settings, and lack of integration between addiction...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yale School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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