Application for the 2021 Scaife Advanced Medical Student Fellowship in Substance Use Disorders

Thank you for your interest in the fellowship. Please answer all of the questions in this application unless otherwise indicated and submit it by February 28, 2021 at midnight. Only complete applications will be considered. Acceptance to the fellowship is based on session availability and four short essay questions. While you are able to upload a resume or CV, it will only be viewed to clarify something you refer to in your essays or in tie-breaking cases.

Application decisions will be sent out by mid-April. Students who are wait-listed will be accepted on a rolling basis.
As the form will not allow you to advance pages without answering required questions, we've included the short essay questions here if you'd like to prepare your answers in advance of submitting your application.

Short Essay Questions
: (4 questions equally weighted, 250 word max each)
Substance use and addiction are connected to a number of other health and social issues at the individual, community, and societal level.
1A. Discuss a connection or connections in which you are personally or professionally interested.
1B. What questions related to these connections would you like to have answered?
2. What topics would you most like to learn about during the fellowship and why? How would learning about these topics be helpful or impact your future clinical practice?
3. Based on the philosophy of the fellowship (see link below), describe how you will apply the knowledge and skills that you learn to your clinical practice.
If you have any questions, please contact the program director Dr. Dawn Lindsay at or call the IRETA main line at 412-258-8565.