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Director, Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program

UIC - Rockford
Rockford, Illinois
Closing date
Oct 22, 2023

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The University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford (UICOMR) seeks an experienced and motivated physician to develop and direct a new Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program in affiliation with the UICOMR Family Medicine Residency Program. The Director is responsible for completing the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) application process in collaboration with the Graduate Medical Education Office with the goal of obtaining accreditation. As UICOMR faculty, the Director also works closely with residency program faculty and staff to coordinate and instruct our residents and medical students in the specialty of addiction medicine.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine is a national leader in medical education.  The Rockford regional campus was founded in 1971 to address the healthcare needs of the people of Illinois and has trained over 2,000 physicians. The Addiction Medicine Fellowship will be a collaboration between UICOMR, Rosecrance Health Network, and UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital.  A 323-bed tertiary care hospital with a 24-bed ICU and 75,000 + emergency department visits per year, UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital provides a rich inpatient experience for the trainees. The UW Health SwedishAmerican Hospital emergency department is the second busiest in the state, serving Winnebago County, which has the highest rates of opioid-related ED visits and hospitalizations in the state per county adult population. Rosecrance is a private, not-for-profit organization offering comprehensive, nationally accredited, evidence-based addiction treatment and mental health services, serving northern and central Illinois, Chicago, Wisconsin, and Iowa. The expertise provided through these partnerships will contribute to a strong Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program well positioned for growth, community support, and research.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine, with its regional campuses, is one of the largest medical schools in the United States. The University offers outstanding opportunities for the development of its students, faculty, and staff. Rockford, a progressive mid-sized metropolitan area in northern Illinois, is located approximately 85 miles west of Chicago. The city features an award-winning park system, several gardens showcasing diverse flora and landscapes, a prominent art museum along with other art-related attractions, a vibrant theater scene, a revitalized downtown, a river walk, a minor league hockey team, numerous golf courses, affordable living, a diverse dining scene, and convenient access to other major Midwest cities.

Minimum qualifications include MD/DO or its foreign equivalent. Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency training program, board certification in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Medicine-Pediatrics, and board certification/board eligibility in Addiction Medicine. Unrestricted Illinois license to practice medicine in Illinois or Illinois license eligible. Experience in addiction medicine, including experience in an academic setting or fellowship program. Knowledge of addiction medicine fellowship program regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. Strong organizational and leadership skills, including managing multiple projects and priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate with fellows, residents, faculty, staff, and community partners.  Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

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Fullest consideration date: Tuesday, October 31, at 6:00 pm (Central Standard Time)
The search committee will review applications received before this date for early action.

Final date:  Thursday, November 30, at 6:00 pm (Central Standard Time)
Applications received through November 30, 2023, at 6:00 pm CST, will be accepted and reviewed until finalist candidates have been identified.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit

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