Family Physicians practicing in British Columbia who are interested in developing additional clinical skills in addiction medicine can apply for 3-6 months of postgraduate training offered through the BC Centre on Substance Use, the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, the BCCSU Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and the University of British Columbia (UBC) Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program (Category 2).
The program provides clinical, hands-on learning opportunities across the range of inpatient and outpatient addiction medicine venues. Trainees will develop enhanced skills in the areas of addiction pharmacotherapy (e.g., alcohol relapse prevention, opioid agonist treatment with Methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone), inpatient and outpatient withdrawal management, evidence-based addiction treatment, and chronic pain management. Trainees will interact with senior staff and Addiction Medicine Fellows and can explore opportunities for enhanced training with specific populations (e.g., women, youth, Indigenous people, etc.). In addition to strong clinical skills training, opportunities to develop research and leadership skills are also available and encouraged.
For more information, please visit the UBC Department of Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program website here or contact the Addiction Medicine Consult Team.