Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center is a multispecialty training program that focuses on the provision of care for persons with unhealthy substance use, substance use disorders and other addictive disorders. Addiction medicine physicians work in diverse settings, including clinical medicine, public health, education, and research. Addiction medicine physicians treat patients across the lifespan who have different degrees of disease severity; from those at risk to those with advanced and complicated disease to those in recovery. Our addiction medicine fellowship provides fellows with experience in the prevention, clinical evaluation, treatment and long-term monitoring of substance related disorders. The training emphasizes the management of medical, psychiatric, and social sequelae in the comprehensive care of these patients and is informed by a wide range of evidence-based interventions.

Upon successful completion of the program (pending ACGME approval), graduates will be eligible to test for the ABMS subspecialty board certification in addiction medicine. This fellowship is open to all clinical specialties that have primary certification (internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics, psychiatry, general surgery, neurology, and others).

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  •  Personal Statement
  •  Medical school transcript
  •  Program Director letter of recommendation with the attestation form that includes status of your clinical skills verification examinations
  •  U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) or COMLEX I, II, and III results
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  Three letters of reference
  •  Licensure verification
  •  International graduates: Please include documentation of successful completion of the language skills exam (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates Certificate)
  •  Include your picture.
All materials for the application should be submitted as PDFs. Please send application materials to:
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
Gail Basch, MD, FASAM
Director, Rush Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
Rush University Medical Center
1611 West Harrison St. Suite 106B
Chicago, IL 60612


Admissions Contact

Vicki Nelson
Addiction Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
2150 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
PH. (312) 942-2185

Fellowship Director

Gail Basch, MD, FASAM
Director, Rush Addiction Medicine Program
2150 W. Harrison St., #229
Chicago, IL 60612