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Scaife Medical Student Fellowship Program

Deadline: May 25, 2015


Program Overview

Scaife Family Foundation Fellowships are available for medical students enrolled in medical schools in the United States to attend the Summer School of Addiction Studies (SSAS). Medical students interested in the field of addictions are encouraged to apply. This one week program includes a four-hour per day course designed for future physicians, and up to 20 hours of additional education through lectures and workshops of the students' choosing. If accepted, fellowship attendees are required to:

  1. Attend SSAS in its entirety (July 6–11, 2015)
  2. Take the four-hour per day course designed for medical students
  3. Supplement the course with lectures and other learning opportunities

Applicants applying for the Scaife scholarship must submit a complete application, either online, or by sending a complete scholarship form by mail, fax, or email. This is a specialized program designed to meet the needs of future physicians, particularly those in the field of addictions.

How much does the fellowship costs?

This fellowship is funded by the Scaife Family Foundation; each fellowship covers full tuition, room and board, and a small stipend designed to assist with travel and miscellaneous expenses.

About the course

This course is designed for medical students and physicians who are interested in an introductory course pertaining to the diagnosis and treatment of chemical dependency disorders. Participants will acquire some basic knowledge and develop skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients with chemical dependency disorders. The course will focus on physician involvement in the screening, assessment, intervention, and referral of patients with addiction problems. The format will include didactic presentations, role-play situations, and case reviews. Medication utilization in Detox and Rehab treatment will be covered. The course will include a field trip to a Chemical Dependency Treatment facility which will allow participants to gain a better understanding how treatment is provided to patients in an inpatient addiction treatment setting.

How do I apply?

  1. You can apply ONLINE by Clicking Here.
  2. You can download the form here and submit it via email/fax/mail.

Completed applications should be submitted to:

Rozise Gadalla
Education & Training Division
Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies
607 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8001


Fax: 732-445-3500

Application deadline is May 25, 2015, though scholarships will begin to be awarded before then, so we encourage students to apply early.​