Addiction Medicine Fellowship

The core curriculum includes clinical rotations in a longitudinal continuity clinic, a residential treatment program, an outpatient treatment program, medication assisted treatment programs, adolescent treatment programs, and an addiction medicine consultation-liaison service.

Core Program Specifics

Residential Treatment

Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation, CeDAR/CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Outpatient Treatment

  1. Intensive Outpatient Program, CeDAR/CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  2. University of Colorado's Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS)-Synergy Program (Adolescents).
  3. Substance Abuse Treatment, Education, and Prevention (STEP) (Adolescents) - Denver Health.
  4. Outpatient Behavioral Health Service and Medication Assisted Treatment-Methadone Maintenance Program - Denver Health.

Inpatient Addiction Medicine

Consult-Liaison Service, University of Colorado Hospital, CU Anschutz Medical Campus


Fellows can choose from the following proposed electives or design an elective of his/her choosing with program director approval: 

  1. Family Program at CeDAR/Smoking Cessation at CeDAR, CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  2. Health Professionals Inpatient/Outpatient, CeDAR, CU Anschutz Medical Campus
  3. Psychiatry Consult-Liaison Service, University of Colorado Hospital


Attendance at weekly didactics offers educational opportunities to advance your skills and knowledge in key areas of assessment and treatment of Addiction Medicine.  Our didactics are held on Wednesday afternoons in collaboration with the Psychiatry fellowship.

Below is a sample list of didactic topics and not inclusive of the full range of subjects covered throughout the academic year.

  • Landmark Journal Club - Monthly
  • Current Journal Club - Monthly
  • MI Review – Every Other Month
  • Case Conference
  • Stimulants
  • Opioids
  • Tobacco
  • Drug Testing
  • Trauma & Addiction
  • Brain Imagining in Addiction
  • Psych Testing in Co-OD
  • Advocacy for Addiction


Research, performance improvement projects, scientific inquiry/analysis.


Kasie Holcomb
Program Coordinator