Application Process

The MAHEC Addiction Medicine Fellowship accepts applications from July through October 15th, with initial interviews starting in October. Applicants will be considered for an interview at MAHEC in Asheville, NC once application materials have been received. On occasion, interviews may be offered to applicants who still have some items pending.

We do not currently use the  Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) or 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:

Mary Purdy
Fellowship Program Coordinator
123 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
828-771-3545
mary.purdy@mahec.net

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 GME@mahec.net.

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  

Interviews

Interviews are conducted at MAHEC in Asheville, NC from October through December of each year. 

The interview process includes meeting with MAHEC addiction medicine faculty and tours of fellowship practice sites at MAHEC and Mission Hospital.