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What do I need to major in to become an addiction medicine specialist?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: First, you need

To get to medical school! so biology or chemistry would be good majors.

In brief: First, you need

To get to medical school! so biology or chemistry would be good majors.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Gena Kluwe
Internal Medicine

In brief: See below

To become board certified by the abam (american board of addiction medicine) you can be many kinds of doctor. Psychiatrist is probably most common but nearly anything then do fellowship (1-2 years) in addiction medicine.

In brief: See below

To become board certified by the abam (american board of addiction medicine) you can be many kinds of doctor. Psychiatrist is probably most common but nearly anything then do fellowship (1-2 years) in addiction medicine.
Dr. Gena Kluwe
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