April 29, 2013

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s addiction medicine fellowship gets accreditation

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, is one of eight U.S. hospitals nationwide to gain accreditation recently for its addiction medicine fellowship program by the American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation, as reported in The Plain Dealer April 16.

As seen in The Plain Dealer:

St. Vincent Charity's addiction medicine fellowship gets accreditation

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland is one of eight U.S. hospitals nationwide to gain accreditation this week for its addiction medicine fellowship program by the American Board of Addiction Medicine Foundation.

This brings the total addiction medicine programs nationwide to 18, foundation officials said. Physicians who complete a foundation fellowship are eligible to take the national exam to become board-certified addiction specialists.

Nationwide, just 47 doctors are accepted into addiction medicine fellowships each year. St. Vincent has two slots available in its program.

The addition medicine fellowship allows physicians already board-certified in other areas (such as internal medicine, surgery or emergency medicine, to name just a few) to develop a subspecialty.

In Ohio, only the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine has an existing addiction medicine fellowship program.

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