The mission of the Alaska Addiction Medicine Fellowship (AAMF) is to build capacity for addiction treatment throughout Alaska, emphasizing the delivery of care to rural and urban underserved populations.
The Alaska Addiction Medicine Fellowship is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program providing advanced addiction medicine training to physicians who have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program. Fellows will receive cutting-edge training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of substance use disorders grounded in the principles of social justice. As future physician-leaders, fellows will gain experiences educating their colleagues, patients, and communities about addiction and have opportunities to form community partnerships to meet population-level needs.
Graduates of the program will demonstrate competence in medical knowledge, patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, systems-based practice, professionalism, and interpersonal and communication skills. They will be well-prepared for the addiction medicine board exam and positioned to serve their communities as addiction specialists and physician-leaders.
The vision of the Alaska Addiction Medicine Fellowship is to improve quality and access to addiction treatment across the state, foster a provider-network to facilitate mutual support and supervision for substance use treatment, and engage and mobilize the broader Alaskan community to address harmful drug use policy and stigma.