Addiction Medicine Updates


Nation Gains More Fellowships – The latest approvals by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education boost the number addiction fellowship programs to a new level.


Additional Fellowships Accredited by ACGME – 25 fellowships are now accredited by ACGME, including a new program in Puerto Rico


Dire Need for Training – An in-depth article in The New York Times calls attention to the need for training and the role of fellowships.


Milestones Comment Period Extended to Oct 1 – To give ACGME feedback on the draft Addiction Medicine Milestones and Supplemental Guide, please go to:


TAMF Joins National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Opioid Epidemic – Dr. Brennan speaks at opening meeting to develop collective strategies.


Journal Focuses on Addiction Medicine – TAMF leaders edit July issue of Medical Clinics of North America.


Research News — Fellowship faculty contribute to new studies on pharmacotherapy after opioid overdose and in pregnant women.


Loan Repayment Act Passes in House – Would repay up to $250,000 in education debt for addiction professionals in high-need areas.


Congressional Bills Would Support Addiction Careers – Legislation has been introduced to provide funding for fellowship training and loan repayment for practice in high-need areas.


Fellowships Making News – UCSF fellow Hannah Snyder, MD, featured in San Francisco Chronicle.


TAMF at Medical Student Honor Society in Puerto Rico  – Dr. Brennan invited to address students at Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine


Medicine Responds to Addiction: Implementing Physician Training – Landmark national meeting sponsored by The Addiction Medicine Foundation in partnership with NIAAA, NIDA & SAMHSA


Addiction Medicine: The Urgent Need for Trained Physicians – Capitol Hill briefing co-hosted with the Congressional Prescription Drug Abuse Caucus, Congressional Treatment and Recovery Caucus, and Congressional Bipartisan Heroin Task Force


Fellowships for Workforce Development – Pennsylvania Senate testimony by Dr. Sheryl Ryan and Dr. Leslie Walker-Harding of Penn State Hershey Medical Center


Certification & Training Help Workforce Growth –Pediatric News story with Dr. Lon Hays, TAMF President


Game Changer for Addiction Medicine – MEDPAGE TODAY interview with Dr. Timothy Brennan, TAMF Vice President for Medical and Academic Affairs