Hazelden Betty Ford Clinic

Addiction Medicine Fellowship


The Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

The UC Riverside School of Medicine/Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Eisenhower Health Addiction Medicine Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited, one-year program offering a rich and diverse learning experience. The program involves varied clinical rotations and incorporates practical clinical experiences, empowering physicians to effectively address all aspects of addiction medicine.

Research opportunities are plentiful in our consortium among UC Riverside School of Medicine, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and Eisenhower Health and fellows are provided stipends to encourage scholarly activity.

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About the Fellowship Program

The Addiction Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program that offers a rich and diverse learning experience focused on patient care. It uses clinical rotations and practical clinical experiences to create empowered positions who can effectively address all aspects of addiction medicine. These include:

  • Assessing patients from admission through treatment.
  • Administering detoxification protocols.
  • Completing addiction-focused patient histories and physical exams.
  • Determining pathophysiology, medical treatment and relapse indicators.
  • Developing proficiency in medical management, interview skills, patient education and oral presentations.
  • Acquiring expert knowledge of the disease of addiction, family codependency dynamics, diagnostic criteria and addiction medicine literature.
  • Playing a critical role as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team.

Your rotations will also include several specialized treatment programs at the Betty Ford Center:

  • Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient Treatment
  • Teens and Young Adults Addiction Treatment
  • Family Program
  • Children's Program
  • Professionals Program
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction
  • Addiction among special populations i.e. older adult and LGBTQ communities

Application Information

Applications for the 2023 fellowship must be received by August 31, 2022.

The fellowship accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We require:

  • Personal statement, curriculum vitae (ERAS formatted CV is sufficient)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation: one (1) from the program director, and two (2) from faculty members who have worked with an applicant in clinical settings
  • Program director letter of recommendation with documentation of three (3) passed Clinical Skills Vignette (CSV) examinations
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) also known as the dean’s letter
  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing scores

Salary & Benefits

Housestaff are employees of the University of California, Riverside. Information about salaries and benefits can be found on our main GME page. General questions about benefits may be directed to Senior Human Resources Consultant Jennifer Rodriguez via email or at (951) 827-7795.