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Addiction Medicine Fellowship

Program Description

The Stanford University Addiction Medicine Fellowship is a one-year, advanced fellowship opportunity in addiction medicine, open to physicians who have completed any ACGME-accredited residency. The Fellowship is accredited by the ACGME and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. 

We provide state-of-the-art training in the treatment of patients with addiction, including detoxification, pharmacotherapy for addiction, abstinence-based recovery models, harm-reduction recovery models, motivational interviewing, 12-Step facilitation, consultation for medical and psychiatric hospital services, and psychosocial approaches to the treatment of patients with addiction and pain. The program is tailored to the individual background and interests of the applicant, and includes but is not limited to experiences in the following settings: Stanford Inpatient Psychiatry, Stanford Outpatient Dual Diagnosis/Addiction Clinic, Stanford Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, Stanford Pain Clinic, Stanford Family Medicine Clinic, Kaiser Santa Clara Chemical Dependency and Rehabilitation Program, and scholarly/research collaborations. Our goal is to train physicians in all aspects of treating patients with substance use disorders, behavioral addictions, and co-occurring psychiatric and medical disorders. We also hope to promote future leaders in the field of Addiction Medicine.

About the Program

Applying to the Program

Positions Awarded Through the NRMP Match

For the 2023-24 academic year, the Addiction Medicine Fellowship has six available fellowship positions. All six positions will be awarded through the National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) through the Specialties Matching Service® (SMS®).

Apply to the Program through ERAS and Match through NRMP Specialties Matching Service

We use:

Applicants should register for both ERAS and the NRMP Specialties Matching Service.

The Match calendar used for Addiction Medicine is “Medicine and Pediatrics Subspecialties”. While our program is in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, note that the “Psychiatry” Match calendar is only for the residency program and other participating psychiatry fellowship programs. Our program is Addiction MEDICINE, different from Addiction PSYCHIATRY.     

See the Medicine and Pediatrics Subspecialties Match Calendar dates under “Important Dates”

Program Eligibility Criteria and Application Requirements

  1. Before entry into the program, applicants must complete or have completed an ACGME accredited residency program.
  2. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or possess the appropriate documentation to allow them to legally train at the Stanford University School of Medicine according to School of Medicine Department of Graduate Medical Education policy.
  3. Please note that Stanford Health Care does not sponsor H-1B Visas; only J-1 Visas can be sponsored for this fellowship.
  4. The applicants must have or be eligible to obtain an unrestricted license to practice clinical medicine in the state of California.

Applications to the Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Must Include

  1. Curriculum vitae (entered into ERAS)
  2. Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE, aka “Dean’s Letter”)
  3. Medical school transcripts
  4. Three (3) professional letters of recommendation, one must be from your residency program training director
  5. USMLE transcript
  6. Personal statement of approximately 500 words outlining the development and current direction of your interest in addiction medicine and your reasons for applying to the Stanford program

Important Dates

July 5: Fellowship applicants may begin applying via ERAS to July application cycle programs only. Our program will not have access to review application materials until July 19.

July 19: Our program begins receiving and reviewing applications submitted to ERAS on or before July 19.

Sept 25, 27, and 28: Applicants eligible for interviews will be invited to interview during our interview days, which will be Monday, September 25; Wednesday, September 27; and Thursday, September 28, 2023.

Sept 27: NRMP Match Ranking Opens

Nov 15: Rank Order List Certification Deadline

Nov 29: Match Day!

July 1, 2024: Fellowship Start Date

For more information, please contact:

Romola L. Breckenridge
Administrative Program Coordinator

Stipends and Benefits

Stipends 2023-24

Effective: September 2023

Year Annual Per Month
I $74,027.20 $6,168.81
II $77,771.20 $6,480.81
III $83,657.60 $6,971.33
IV $88,400.00 $7,366.53
V $93,953.60 $7,829.32
VI $98,092.80 $8,174.24
VII $103,604.80 $8,633.57
VIII $108,326.40 $9,027.03 

For more information, please visit the GME Office site.


Annual educational allowance $2,000*

Paid in November providing, all required HealthStream and EPIC/LINKS modules are completed by house staff's assigned deadline

Cell phone allowance $1,000*

Automatically added to paycheck in July

Food allowance $10 per day (shifts of 12 hours or longer for clinical rotations only at SHC & LPCH)*

Payments made on last paycheck of each month

Meal money is taxable income

Housing stipend $7,200 per year (paid as $600 monthly)*+

Automatically paid on 1st paycheck of each month

Medical, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance provided

Eligible to participate on house staff's hire date

Moving allowance (new hires only) $3,000*

Automatically added to a paycheck in August

1% annual bonus based on completion of a Quality Improvement Project*

Automatically paid at the end of each academic year in June

Cost of initial CA MD license and renewals

Paid upon reimbursement submission for academic year expense occurrence

Cost of initial DEA and renewals

Paid upon reimbursement submission for academic yearexpense occurrence

Cost of USMLE Part Ill for Interns

Paid upon reimbursement submission for academic year expense occurrence

* Please see House Staff Policies and Procedures for full details.
Subject to appropriate taxes 

Contact Information

Patient & Clinic Appointment Contact

Ph: (650) 498-9111

Training Program Contact

Romola L. Breckenridge
Administrative Program Coordinator

Liz Kortenkamp
Administrative Program Coordinator

If you have any questions, please contact Stanford Adult Fellowshop Administrators at: psychiatryafp@lists.stanford.edu

Anna Lembke, MD
c/o Romola L. Breckenridge
Stanford University Addiction Medicine Fellowship
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
401 Quarry Road, Room 2208
Stanford, CA  94305-5723

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