ABAM Fellowship

Rushford continues its participation in the pioneering Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program. The current fellow, Sarah Calnan, MD, will graduate in June 2019 and will join four other doctors who have completed their fellowship at Rushford.

During the one-year fellowship, certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), physicians train across a broad array of clinical settings at Rushford’s five Connecticut campuses and other institutions within the Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network, including The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital.

Fellows gain exposure to traditional addiction specialty and related inpatient and outpatient programs, including detoxification, dual diagnosis, acute intoxication and withdrawal syndromes, medication-assisted treatment for opiate and alcohol use disorders, and collaborate with various clinicians in team case conferences.

“The fellowship program continues to be very successful in helping us prepare candidates for independent practice and certification in addiction medicine,” says Samuel M. Silverman, MD, FAPA, Rushford’s ABAM Fellowship Program director. “By doing this, we are ensuring that high-quality, interdisciplinary, evidence-based addiction treatment programs can be provided to those most in need of this clinical service.”

Upon completion, participants receive a diploma in completion of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship, and are eligible to sit for the ABAM certification.