Fellows have the opportunity to train at four different hospitals in the Seattle area allowing for a unique learning experience with a diverse patient population.

Harborview Medical Center

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Harborview Medical Center is a primary inpatient and outpatient teaching location for Addiction Medicine fellows. It is a publicly owned county medical center managed by UW Medicine, serving the county's medically indigent population and it is the only Level I trauma, burn, and neuroscience center in the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI) region. All staff are employees of the University of Washington, and the physician staff are all faculty of the UW. Fellows will rotate on the inpatient Addiction Medicine Consultation Service and in multiple outpatient settings, including transitional care (After Care Clinic), primary care (Adult Medicine Clinic), and addiction treatment (Harborview Addictions Program) clinics.

King County Public Health – Downtown Clinic

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The Downtown Public Health Center is a primary outpatient teaching location for Addiction Medicine fellows. It is owned by King County, and all staff and physicians are County employees. Fellows will rotate on the Buprenorphine Pathways low-threshold outpatient clinic both as a continuity experience at least one half-day weekly throughout the year, with some months extending their participation to 50% time.

VA Puget Sound Health Care System 

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The VA Puget Sound Health Care System is a primary inpatient and outpatient teaching location for Addiction Medicine fellows. It is federally owned and operated, and all staff and physicians are federal employees. University of Washington Faculty members also have appointments with the VA. Fellows will rotate on the Inpatient Addiction Treatment service, the outpatient Addiction Treatment Center, and on the Addiction Medicine Consultation Service.

 

University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake

Aerial view of UW Medical Center – Montlake campus
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The University of Washington Medical Center – Montlake (UWMC – Montlake) is an elective outpatient teaching location for Addiction Medicine fellows. UWMC – Montlake is owned by UW Medicine, and staff and physicians are UW employees. Fellows who choose the Pain and Addiction elective will rotate in the Center for Pain Relief, an outpatient multidisciplinary clinic focusing on interventional and multidisciplinary pain care.