The American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation, Chevy Chase, Md., has accredited 10 programs (PDF) for addiction-medicine residency training for physicians and released related program requirements and curriculum objectives.
Board accredits addiction-medicine residency programs
With the residency programs, the ABAM seeks to fill a gap in physician training in addiction medicine to allow doctors to take advantage of new advancements in care, according to a board news release.
Receiving accreditation were: Boston University Medical Center; Geisinger Health System's Marworth Treatment Center in Waverly, Pa.; St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York; the University at Buffalo (N.Y.) School of Medicine's family medicine department; the University of Florida College of Medicine's psychiatry department in Gainesville, Fla.; the University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu; University Hospital/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the VA Medical Center, Cincinnati; the University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore; the University of Minnesota Medical School's psychiatry department in Minneapolis; and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health's Center for Addictive Disorders in Madison.
The American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation's purpose is to establish and accredit addiction medicine training programs and support the mission of the American Board of Addiction Medicine.
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