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Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship (Minnesota)

Program description

The one-year Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester provides psychiatric physicians with advanced training in comprehensive addictions treatment, including screening, diagnosis, behavioral therapies, pharmacotherapies, systems management, treatment planning and consultation.

Specifically, the program enables you to:

  • Master the pharmacology and neuropharmacology of all the major substances of dependence, including alcohol, amphetamines, stimulants, hallucinogens, benzodiazepines, sedative hypnotics and nicotine. You will acquire knowledge of signs and symptoms of use and dependence, withdrawal and overdose, as well as brain systems that sub-serve addictive processes.
  • Understand and be able to recognize the social, psychological, medical and psychiatric problems that frequently occur with psychoactive substance use.
  • Gain knowledge in the epidemiology of, prevention of, and genetic and congenital aspects of substance use disorders.
  • Develop awareness of economic and cost effectiveness issues in providing health care services to patients with substance use disorders.
  • Understand the theoretical underpinnings of the various psychotherapeutic modalities used in treatment of psychoactive substance dependence.

Fellows receive ongoing supervision and participate in the weekly addiction evidence-based journal club, seminars, and didactics lectures. You will have close contact with the clinical psychiatry and psychology services.


When you successfully complete the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, you will be eligible to take the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) subspecialty examination in addiction psychiatry.

Program history

The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester was established in 1999 and is accredited for one fellow per academic year.

  • Sep 21, 2015
  • ART289057