Program Curriculum

Clinical Rotations 

UK Department of Psychiatry Addiction Clinics: Office based MAT in the SMART clinic and treatment of substance use disorders in the trainee’s personal continuity clinic. These continue throughout the year, one day per week. 

New Vista Narcotics Addiction Program: Community based center for treatment of addiction, including with methadone maintenance 

UK Emergency Medicine: Emergency Department, Chandler Medical Center. Participate in the management of various acute presentations of substance use disorders, including acute intoxication, acute withdrawal and various co-morbid medical and psychiatric conditions. 

UK Adolescent Medicine: UK Clinic. Participation in management of substance use and co-morbid disorders in an adolescent population 

Pathways Program: Clinic operated through the UK department of Obstetrics. Outpatient program for pregnant women with substance use disorders, participate in provision of multi-disciplinary treatment, including MAT. 

Eastern State Hospital: State psychiatric hospital. Participate in providing care to patients with severe mental illness and co-morbid substance use disorders 

UK Infectious Disease: UK inpatient service/clinic. Participate in the management of patients with co-morbid substance use disorders and various infectious diseases, including HIV, osteomyelitis, and endocarditis. 

UK Interventional Pain Management: UK inpatient service/clinic. Participate in pain management for patients with co-morbid substance use disorders and chronic pain. 

The Ridge Behavioral Health System: inpatient substance use disorder rehabilitation and intensive outpatient services. Participate in the provision of treatment of substance use disorders at these levels of care. 

UK Hepatology: UK Consult service/clinic. Participate in treatment of patients with co-morbid substance use disorders and liver disease including hepatitis B/C and cirrhosis. 

UK ACES (Addiction Consult Education Service): UK Inpatient consult service. Participate in the consultation for treatment of substance use disorders for patients hospitalized at UK Chandler Medical Center. 

Good Samaritan Hospital Behavioral Health Unit: UK inpatient psychiatric unit. Participate in providing care to patients with severe mental illness and co-morbid substance use disorders. 

Scholarly Activity 

Teaching: The fellow is expected to participate in the education of trainees at UK. They will be involved in bedside teaching on many of their clinical rotations with medical students and various residents and will develop and present lectures to the psychiatry residents covering introductory topics in addiction. 

Research: Various options are present for involvement in research. Mentorship is available and time will be protected in the clinical schedule for this if needed, depending on the nature of the project. Support for data analysis is available. Travel funding available if a poster is accepted to the addiction medicine conference. 

Education 

Education is a priority in this program, occurs during protected time, and consists of a combination of the following: 

  • Supervised reading 
  • Didactic sessions 
  • Case Conferences 
  • Online Learning modules 
  • Departmental Grand Rounds 
  • Weekly supervision sessions with faculty

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