The purpose of this nine-month fellowship program
is to train Illinois primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) in the assessment and treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD). The goal of the nine-month program is to increase access to opioid use disorder treatment services in downstate Illinois counties
(i.e., outside of Chicago/Chicagoland) that currently have very limited or no access to medications for addiction treatment. [NOTE: If you practice in Chicago/Chicagoland, please apply instead to Rush’s fellowship program here.]
The training will provide clinical guidance, technical support around the clinical workflows, policies, and protocols to ensure compliance with clinical standards, and training in evidence-based practice. Each participant will receive a certificate, approximately 30 hours of continuing education credits, and up to $2000 in training reimbursement* upon full completion.
Fellowship Components Include:
1. Online Weekend Immersion Course (Sat: 8:00-5:00, Sun: 8:45 – 3:30)
Cohort 1: October 16-17, 2021
Cohort 2: May 14-15, 2022
Cohort 3: December 10-11, 2022
2. Weekly ECHO didactic/case webinars on Wednesdays, 12pm – 1pm
Cohort 1: 11/10/21 – 6/8/22
6/22/22 – 1/18/23 (see schedule
2/8/23 – 7/12/23 (see schedule
Please fill out the application completely.
Cohort 3 Application Deadline: 10/28/22
*Reimbursement paid in four installments: $500 for completion of training weekend, $500 for attending at least twenty webinars, $500 for presenting a case of a patient for whom the fellow prescribed buprenorphine, and $500 for expanding practice to include at least five patients with OUD.