Addiction Medicine Track

Nowhere is there more need. Nowhere is there more opportunity.

Kentucky is in the top 10 states for opioid overdose deaths, has the second-highest percentage of smokers by state, and has seen accelerating binge alcohol use in recent years. At the same time, the University of Kentucky is leading efforts to expand access to substance use disorder treatment in the Commonwealth. 

The addiction medicine track at UK provides a unique challenge for residents interested in serving people who use drugs. From day one in the track, you will be asked to be both a leader and a learner in this field. The needs of the communities we serve demand it. But through robust mentoring, immersive curricula, and exceptional clinical experiences, the track will provide you with the skills and tools to meet this challenge.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact Addiction Track Director Devin Oller, MD at and Twitter: @devinoller

Devin Oller, MD

Positions Held:
  • Clinical Faculty
  • Addiction Medicine Track Director
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Internal medicine, med-peds, or med-psych residents apply for entrance to the track at the end of their intern year, with scheduled rotations and curricula starting in their PGY-2 or PGY-3 year. All residents in the addiction medicine track are scheduled for two key clinical experiences:

  • Longitudinal Subspecialty Clinic: Residents are scheduled for a weekly clinic session at the UK First Bridge Clinic, allowing for graduated responsibility and independence in managing patients with opioid use disorder. 
  • Inpatient Addiction Medicine Consultation: Residents rotate on the UK Addiction Consult and Education Service (ACES) — a month-long experience coupling exposure to incredible patient complexity and 1:1 clinical coaching.

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The addiction medicine track at the University of Kentucky delivers superb longitudinal mentoring, regardless of your career plans.

You may see yourself splitting your time between hospitalist work and service on an addiction consult team, delivering medications for opioid disorder in the primary care setting or completing an addiction medicine fellowship — our job is to prepare you to lead in your chosen field.

UK has renowned researchers, clinicians, and educators working in addiction medicine. You will work with the track director to identify the stable of mentors you need to succeed.