Featured Articles: PDF OnlyThe Evolution of Addiction Medicine Education in British ColumbiaRieb, Launette MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP1; Wood, Evan MD, PHD, FRCPC2Author Information 1Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Practice, University of British Columbia,2Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of AIDS, University of British Columbia Correspondence to: Launette Rieb,MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Practice, UBC Physician Director, St. Paul's Hospital Goldcorp Addiction Medicine Fellowship, Department of Family and Community Medicine, St. Paul's Hospital 1081 Burrard St. - Hornby St. Site Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1Y6 Tel: 604–682–2344 × 63240 Fax: 604–263–5552 Email: [email protected] ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was undertaken, in part, thanks to funding from the Canada Research Chairs program through a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Inner City Medicine, which supports Dr. Evan Wood. The Canadian Journal of Addiction: September 2014 - Volume 5 - Issue 3 - p 17-20 Buy Abstract Internationally, improving Addiction Medicine training has been identified as a critical strategy to improve patient care. In British Columbia, a firm foundation has been laid with didactic sessions and clinical exposure in substance use disorders embedded into undergraduate medical education and various residency programs at the University of British Columbia. More recently, with guidance from the American Board of Addiction Medicine and experienced program directors internationally, along with financial support through grants and donations, coupled with community input, an interdisciplinary Addiction Medicine clinical fellowship and a NIDA funded Addiction Medicine research fellowship have been established. © 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.