When clinicians across the country are looking to educate and train their teams, they turn to BMC. BMC has developed numerous programs for hospital-based and community-based providers so that anyone who encounters a patient needing help with addiction can offer them appropriate care. At BMC, many training opportunities are offered. If you’d like to make a request for training or technical support, please email us at Grayken.Center@bmc.org.
Grayken Training and Technical Assistance (Grayken TTA)
Launched in 2007, the State Technical Assistance Treatment Expansion (STATE) OBAT program was launched to integrate BMC’s nurse care manager OBAT model into Community Health Center (CHCs) across Massachusetts. OBAT’s Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) arm also works to provide trainings to expand treatment to underserved areas and low-income communities, as well as specialized trainings for addiction medicine providers (e.g., physicians, nurses, social workers) on a variety of topics including buprenorphine waiver trainings, 8-hour trainings for nurses on how to operationalize the OBAT model, certified addiction nurse exam review courses, and other TTA as requested.
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
The Grayken Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, one of the nation’s first addiction medicine fellowships, prepares fellows to meet the requirements for board certification in Addiction Medicine and provides the opportunity to conduct mentored research. Other fellowship opportunities include the 3-year joint Infectious Disease-Addiction Medicine program and a 2-year joint Preventive Medicine- Addiction Medicine program. The Boston Medical Center Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program is accredited by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Foundation.
Grayken Addiction Nursing Fellowship
Nurses are often on the front lines of caring for patients with substance use disorders (SUD). The Grayken Center for Addiction, in partnership with the Substance Use Disorder Nursing Council launched the nation’s first addiction fellowship for registered nurses to help provide them with comprehensive, immersive, and specialized training in the care of persons with SUD.
Social Work and Counseling Internships
Masters of Social Work and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counseling internships offers a rich learning experience for first and second year students to learn from experienced clinicians treating our diverse patient population with substance use disorders.
Internships are offered in a number of clinics, including:
- Multi-Visit Patient Project (Emergency Department)
- Project ASSERT
- Roundhouse SCC/TCC
- Rapid ACCESS
- Complex Care Management
- Transitional Housing Programs
If you are interested in applying for an internship with the Grayken Center, or learning more about these programs please complete this online form. Applications are due February 15, 2023
Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
The Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, a VA/Boston University Medical Center Program, has been providing subspecialty training in addiction psychiatry for 20 years. Providing psychiatric physicians with advanced training in the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of substance use disorders, this one-year accredited program meets all requirements for ABPN eligibility in Addiction Psychiatry and places a special focus on medication for addiction treatment with methadone and buprenorphine. This program meets all requirements for ABPN eligibility in Addiction Psychiatry.
Project ECHO: Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO at BMC
BMC partnered with HRSA and the University of New Mexico's ECHO Institute to serve as one of five national Opioid Addiction Treatment ECHO hubs collectively tasked with providing TTA to CHCs across the country. Project ECHO is an innovative telementoring model where expert teams use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics on specialty care for community primary care providers. The model provides an opportunity to leverage chronic pain, substance use, and behavioral health expertise to revolutionize medical education, support building capacity in such specialties, and reduce health disparities.
Chief Resident Immersion Training (CRIT)
This four-day immersion training program provides chief residents with the scientific foundation of addiction medicine and state-of-the-art substance use diagnosis and management skills in order to facilitate integration of substance use content into residency program curricula and chief resident teaching.
Fellow Immersion Training (FIT)
FIT is a four-day intensive, immersion training that equips incoming and current clinical subspecialty fellows (e.g., Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Pain) with state-of-the-art skills and content to integrate addiction medicine into clinical research.
Massachusetts Consultation Services for Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP)
MCSTAP supports primary care providers in increasing their capacity for, and comfort in, using evidence-based practices in screening for, diagnosing, treating, and managing the care of all patients with chronic pain and/or substance use disorders. It offers concrete tools, real-time physician consultation, and linkages with community based resources. Providers can reach MCSTAP here: 1-833-PAIN-SUD (1-833-724-6783)
CARE Unit faculty and staff run the MASBIRT TTA program, funded by BSAS. The program trains medical providers, behavioral health providers, public health service providers, and healthcare support staff to conduct Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services to address the spectrum of unhealthy substance use.
SCOPE of Pain
SCOPE of Pain is a series of continuing medical education/continuing nursing education activities designed to help providers safely and effectively manage patients with chronic pain, when appropriate, with opioid analgesics.
Prescribe to Prevent, Naloxone Rescue Kits and Overdose Education
Prescribe to Prevent: Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue Kits for Prescribers and Pharmacists is an online educational program for prescribers, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers that will help you prevent overdoses among your patients and their social networks. Additionally, naloxone is available at all BMC pharmacies through a standing order: no prescription is necessary.
Learn more about the program
B SMART (Boston Sustainable Models for unhealthy Alcohol use ReducTion) is a CDC cooperative agreement aimed to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) and the risks associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (PAE) through tailored education and technical assistance on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) for risky alcohol use to Boston HealthNet (Boston Medical Center and the associated 14 community health centers) healthcare teams.
The SAFEST Choice Learning Collaborative
The SBIRT and FASD Education, Support and Treatment (SAFEST) Choice Learning Collaborative aims to reduce the incidence of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (PAE) and improve outcomes in children with suspected or diagnosed Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) using virtual education (ECHO® [Extension for Community Health Outcomes]) for healthcare teams.