Criminal Justice

Your role as an addiction medicine physician extends beyond the walls of a clinic, rehabilitation facility or hospital. You will become an active participant in drug court and witness what your patients struggle through with the criminal justice system.

The judge and team will look to you as a consultant for evidence-based medical and SUD guidance.

Continue to be the physician voice in patient advocacy as you case conference with the interdisciplinary HOPE Team and learn about addressing patient needs in a complex system. 

“I didn’t go into law thinking I would have to learn about medicine. And doctors didn’t go to medical school thinking they would have to learn about law.”

-Hon. William J. Watson as the speaker at Addiction Medicine Grand Rounds

Clinical Site

Local courts

Length of Rotation

4 weeks