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The Addiction Medicine Fellowship at Rush University Medical Center is a one-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited (ACGME) multispecialty training program that focuses on the provision of care for persons with unhealthy substance use, substance use disorders and other addictive disorders. 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. Our training spans several sites including:

  • Rush University Medical Center-Illinois Medical District
  • Heartland Alliance Health Center

Addiction medicine physicians work in diversity settings, including clinical medicine, public health, education, and research. Addiction medicine physician 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.

Upon successful completion of the program 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).