Addiction Medicine Fellows in Training

ASAM provides Addiction Medicine Fellows In Training (FIT) members, world-class ACCME approved education, research validated resources, and a variety of opportunities to get involved in activities to improve the field and further their career. 

ASAM is the professional home of the addiction medicine physician.

Addiction Fellows

Educational Resources

Prepare for board certification and keep your clinical knowledge updated.

  • Board Exam Prep: Prepare for Board certification with live and online courses, textbooks and online tools with over 700 hundred questions.
  • ASAM Clinical Guidelines: ASAM’s highly respected evidence based guidelines and appropriateness criteria will keep you updated for inpatient and outpatient care 
  • Online Learning: Live CME courses and e-Learning opportunities to meet physician and clinician education requirements.
  • Live Learning: ASAM National, ASAM Chapter and other educational courses and events.
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Career Development

Develop your career with ASAM resources and support.

  • Career Center: Search for jobs that suit your addiction medicine career path. Listings are updated regularly. 
  • Abstract competitions: ASAM sponsors abstract competitions with special categories by topic and career phase including Addiction Medicine Fellows. Prizes include monetary awards and recognition among your peers.
  • Scholarships: competitive scholarships to attend ASAM’s Annual Conference and to connect with the leaders of Addiction Medicine.
  • Information about National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program 


Joining ASAM is easy.

Fill out our online application and become a member today!

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ASAM encourages Addiction Medicine Fellows in training members to get involved in activities to improve Addiction Medicine and further their career.

  • Advocacy: Get involved through grassroots efforts to raise awareness and to communicate with legislators on issues that affect their patients and community. Attend a bi-annual Hill Day to speak in-person with representatives on Capitol Hill. 
  • Chapters: ASAM’s state and regional chapters offer opportunities to get involved, develop leadership skills, voice opinions, engage in debates, and attend local events.
  • Work Groups: Special interest work groups where members can share experiences and discuss topics pertaining to clinical and practice issues.  Get involved in the Physician in Training Committee! 

ASAM Road Trip! Delivering the First ASAM Criteria Course

by Staff | April 30, 2019
The ASAM Criteria Course debuted the week of April 15-19 in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, and Sellersburg, Indiana to provide addiction education for social workers and counselors across the state. ASAM partnered with the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction to launch the first set of courses, and nine more will be held in Indiana this year.

The ASAM Criteria Course aims to educate multiple audiences on the use and practice of The ASAM Criteria®. The course is designed to introduce healthcare professionals to the skills and practices needed to provide care according to The ASAM Criteria standards. The course can also serve as the initial stage for a credentialing program.

Drs. David Gastfriend, David Mee-Lee, and Corey Waller, and ASAM Staff, Arlene Deverman, Chief Learning Officer, and Connor Bellis, Senior Manager, Professional Development, rode in style in a black suburban. Quincy, ASAM’s unofficial Education mascot, accompanied the team on their adventure around Indiana. Arlene Deverman, had a chance to visit her hometown and high school in Huntington, IN. The team explored local attractions, enjoyed homemade candy, and were grateful for comfortable lodging throughout the state.

Quincy the ASAM elephant joined ASAM staff and esteemed addiction experts to deliver the first course at the Purdue University satellite campus. Drs. Gastfriend, Waller, and Mee Lee delivered the course to approximately 140 attendants. The course was extremely successful and encouraged strong engagement. The second day in Indianapolis engaged over 70 attendees.

Hosting of the ASAM Criteria Course will become available at the end of summer. If you’re interested in hosting a course in the near future, please fill out the form in the link below as it requires four months of advanced notice.

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Why I treat

Why Our Members Treat Addiction

This growing collection of stories offers profound insights into the purpose of treating addiction. These ASAM member stories highlight the positive impact treating addiction can have on a person, a family, a community, and a nation.

We invite you to read these heartfelt stories and share your own. Read the stories