Addiction Medicine Interest Group

Addiction Medicine Interest Group

The Addiction Medicine Interest Group (AMIG) was founded in the spring of 2020. They aim to promote collaboration between Perelman School of Medicine students interested in understanding, treating, and preventing substance use disorders and the practitioners, community organizations, and local and national policy makers in Philadelphia and regionally.  A secondary goal is to expand the number of providers trained in addiction medicine and harm reduction by connecting students with faculty mentors,  and linking students to opportunities for further engagement within the field, including research fellowships and conferences. The group collaborates with other Penn Medicine student organizations, including the Strecker Psychiatry Interest Group and the Penn Med Harm Reduction Team, to amplify efforts on campus and across the city, such as overdose reversal trainings and advocacy for safe injection sites.