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Addiction Medicine Fellowship

The UW Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, housed at Harborview Medical Center, is an ACGME-accredited training program for physicians seeking advanced training in Addiction Medicine. 

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The UW Medical Student Addiction Research (MedStAR) Program is an NIH-funded research training program for medical students that provides longitudinal support and mentorship of clinical addiction research projects. 

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Opioid Use Disorder Clerkships

Harborview Medical Center offers clinical experiences in opioid use disorder for UW medical students during their fourth year of training. Students spend most of their time on the interprofessional HMC Addiction Consult Service, but also rotate at a syringe service program, opioid treatment program, mutual support groups, and an office-based opioid treatment program.

VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Elective Courses Offered at VA Puget Sound


Medical Student Elective

CONJ 680 P-Detoxification and Rehabilitation Program for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse: Fourth-year medical students have an opportunity to gain clinical experience in treatment alcohol and substance use disorders at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System. They will rotate through various clinical sites including sub-specialty and primary care treatment programs.


Resident Electives 

VA Addiction Medicine Elective (4 weeks): This rotation is designed for all residents who are interested in improving their ability to diagnose and treat substance use disorders as well as explore a career in Addiction Medicine.

VA Homeless Healthcare Elective (4 weeks): Residents have the opportunity to care for a large population of veterans with substance use disorders and have opportunities to do low-barrier addiction care on this rotation.

VA Center of Excellence in Primary Care Education Internal Medicine Residency Program: Through this pathway residents have the ability to do “elective rotations” in both homeless healthcare and primary care addiction medicine.