Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-5002

Dual Diagnosis Clinic

½ day per week for 12 months

In this clinic, located at UNM Hospitals’ Addictions and Substance Abuse Programs (ASAP), fellows supervise residents, medical students, Physician's Assistant students and nursing staff in the care of patients with concurrent severe disabling mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

The clinic has a team approach to care. As such the half-day clinic starts out with a treatment team meeting which lasts 30 minutes. Fellows give input into treatment planning and decision making regarding acute clinical issues. The treatment team meeting is followed by a half-hour didactic session for residents and students. Either an attending physician, a fellow, or a visiting lecturer runs these sessions. Fellows spend the next three hours supervising treatment of patients. During that time, fellows oversee both new patient assessment and follow-up visits with the residents and students. Addiction fellows function as autonomous supervisors but may also run cases by the attending physicians as needed.