The LLU Addiction Medicine Fellowship aims to train physicians in whole person care, preventing illness and promoting the recovery of people facing substance use disorders. Our goal is to improve physical, psychological, social, economic, cultural and spiritual health for those we serve.

Program Highlights

During your time in our fellowship program, you will:

  • Integrate aspects of public health into the treatment of addiction.
  • Experience a wide demographic of patients and their families.
  • Gain meaningful knowledge about neuroscience and psychopharmacotherapy.
  • Diagnose and manage chronic pain. Manage psychiatric comorbidities.
  • Network with experts in the field over our integrated virtual didactics, and in committees and conferences.

Program Components

Curriculum

Our program cultivates addiction medicine specialists who are equipped to address all aspects of their patients' lives. We aim to develop providers that will continue to advance the field.

Facilities

Training sites include:

  • Veterans Affairs Loma Linda Healthcare System
  • Social Action Community Health System (SACHS), a federally qualified health center in San Bernardino
  • LLU Behavioral Medicine Center (BMC), a psychiatric hospital housing inpatient treatment
  • LLU Behavioral Health Institute (BHI), psychiatric outpatient offices
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation providing experiential learning
  • Aegis opioid treatment center

Research

Fellows are required to participate in one quality improvement project during the course of training. If you’re willing to stay for an additional year, you will have plentiful opportunities for research and mentorship.

Education Concentrations

Our program emphasizes evidence-based care, with integration of public health and medical interventions including:

  • Pain management
  • Toxicology
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
“Addiction robs one of their autonomy in many ways. We aim to train fellows who can partner with patients, empowering them to reclaim that autonomy.”