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 (for start date in July 2018):
1.     A brief personal statement outlining your interests in addiction medicine.
2.     Your current curriculum vitae.
3.     A letter of recommendation from your training director confirming your satisfactory/expected completion of your training program and discussing your overall performance in training, clinical skills, fund of knowledge, interpersonal communication, professionalism, and any teaching, research, or leadership activities.
4.     Proof of medical (MD or DO) licensure and DEA certificate.
All materials for the application should be submitted as PDFs. Please send application materials to:
Addiction Medicine Fellowship
Gail Basch, MD, FASAM
Director, Rush Addiction Medicine Program
Rush University Medical Center
2150 West Harrison Street #229
Chicago, IL 60612


Admissions Contact

Kristin Hill
Practice Administrator

Fellowship Director

Gail Basch, MD
1645 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 600
Chicago, IL 60612