Application Process

The MAHEC Addiction Medicine Fellowship accepts applications from July through October 15th. Initial interviews will be conducted as applications are received, ending in October. Applicants will only be considered for an interview at MAHEC in Asheville, NC once application materials have been received.

We will be using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) for application submission and review. Currently there is no option for Addiction Medicine fellowship programs to use the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), otherwise known as the MATCH, although we may in the future.

Applicants should provide:

  • Updated curriculum vita 
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Copy of transcript of USMLE scores 
  • One letter from current or most previous residency program director
  • Two letters of recommendation from a physician who knows you well 
  • Personal statement 
  • A list of publications, research, and relevant extracurricular activities

Applications can be submitted to:

Whitney Tedder
Fellowship Program Coordinator
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: 828-771-3545

International Medical Graduates

All graduates of foreign medical schools must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency, must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and must meet all Visa Qualifying Examination (VQE) or Foreign Medical Graduate Exam in the Medical Sciences (FMGEMS) requirements prior to application. 

MAHEC will accept resident physicians who have been issued a J-1 Visa through the ECFMG and who hold a current ECFMG Certificate. H1-B visas are not sponsored at MAHEC.

Questions regarding the international/foreign medical graduates' process should be directed to the GME office at
828-257-4769 or

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

All selected applicants will be required to submit the following:

  • Mission Hospital’s Application for Appointment
  • Signed background check verification

Any resident who has a disability (according to the Americans with Disabilities Act) and/or special restrictions on his/her medical license must report this information and any requests for accommodations to the Program Director and the GME office no later than the first day his/her residency program begins.

Prior to starting the fellowship, selected applicants will be required to demonstrate

  • Valid full North Carolina Medical License
  • Completion of DATA 2000 waiver training
  • A DEA "X waiver" to allow for prescribing of buprenorphine