Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment
VA San Diego Healthcare System
The VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) is one of seven sites selected for a VA-funded Interprofessional Advanced Fellowship in Addiction Treatment. Our two-year advanced fellowship is recruiting clinical/counseling psychologists and physicians. Advanced Fellows must demonstrate interest in pursuing VA and/or academic careers with addiction treatment as a significant focus. Fellows will spend at least 75% of their time in educational experiences and clinical research in addiction treatment. No more than 25% of fellow effort shall be for non-educational clinical service. Research mentors hold appointments at VASDHS and/or the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). These include Drs. Tamara Wall and Scott Matthews (Co-Directors), Abigail Angkaw, Robert Anthenelli, Sandra Brown, Neal Doran, Eric Granholm, Igor Grant, Nick Mellos, Mark Myers, Sonya Norman, Carmen Pulido, Neil Richtand, Marc Schuckit, Andrea Spadoni, Susan Tapert, Steven Thorp, and Ryan Trim. Faculty research interests include comorbidity and treatment outcome research, tobacco-related research, brain imaging and neuropsychological sequelae, etiology and genetics of substance use disorders. Please see the UCSD, Department of Psychiatry website for research interests of individual faculty mentors as well as additional information about our affiliate.
Application: Please submit a letter of interest (maximum 2 pages), CV, and 3 letters of recommendation. The letter of interest should include: a brief summary of educational, clinical and research experiences relevant to addictions and a statement of career goals, including research mentor(s) with whom you might be interested in working. Materials should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is December 21, 2015. Late applications will be considered only for positions that are not filled by applicants who applied by December 15th. Applicants should be available for an interview in early 2016. Other interview dates and phone interviews may be possible. Please contact Dr. Tamara Wall (Tamara.Wall@va.gov) with questions about the psychologist position or Dr. Scott Matthews (Scott.Matthews@va.gov) with questions about the physician position.
Qualifications: The following are required for psychologists: 1) completion of an APA-accredited doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology and an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship by September 1, 2015, and 2) U.S. citizenship. The following are required for physicians: 1) completion of an ACGME accredited residency program, 2) a full and unrestricted license to practice in the U.S. or any of its territories, 3) be board certified or eligible with demonstration of active pursuit of board certification, 4) U.S. citizenship, and 5) if a graduate of a foreign medical school, must have evidence of ECFMG certification.
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