Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Applicant Info

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Application Information

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Lisa Hearns
Psychiatry Residency & Fellowships Coordinator

616.258.7401 |

Applicants are expected to have completed four years of an accredited psychiatry residency program prior to the start date of the fellowship program.

Program applicants are required to show evidence of academic excellence, clinical interest in the field of addiction psychiatry, a high level of professionalism, high ethical standards, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, potential for successful completion of the fellowship program, and potential for the practice of medicine within the U.S. healthcare system.

Beginning July 1, 2021, Pine Rest Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, along with other Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Programs, will begin using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for program application. The application season will begin one year prior to the academic year in which the applicant hopes to begin (e.g., applications for the 2022-23 Academic Year will be accepted beginning July 1, 2021).

In your ERAS application, please include:

  • Three original letters of recommendation; one of the letters must be from your current training director, the remaining two should be from current faculty that know your work. All letters of recommendation must address your clinical knowledge and skills as listed above.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE (including Step III) or COMLEX (Including level 3) scores, which must be passed prior to starting the fellowship

Decisions regarding candidate selection for the program are made by the Addiction Fellowship Selection and Evaluation Committee, based on the applicant’s academic record; clinical, research, and other work experience; letters of recommendation; interviews with departmental faculty and other staff; and demonstration of personal characteristics that may be pertinent to training in and the practice of Addiction Psychiatry.

Applicants who meet program requirements will be considered for interview with departmental faculty based on the number of interview slots available and their academic competitiveness with other candidates.

Following interviews, the Selection and Evaluation Committee will review candidates’ application materials and comments of faculty and staff who have interacted with the candidates to assess their potential for the program. We typically accept two applicants per year.

To find more information on the application process, please visit individual program websites, or visit the ERAS website.

Additionally, please find a list of programs utilizing the ERAS for recruitment here: programs who will be utilizing ERAS for recruitment.

For any additional information and questions about our program we encourage you to contact Lisa Hearns, MPH, C-TAGME (email: