Our work is to increase and improve education for all physicians about all aspects of addiction, highlighting the clinical continuum of diagnosis, treatment and recovery for the patient and family members. We do that by involving selected residents in addiction medicine conferences, learning side by side with specialists in practice of addiction medicine, in mentored activities.

To increase the opportunities for residents and their faculty to learn about the diagnosis and treatment of alcoholism and other drug dependencies, MERF offers scholarships annually to these four-day conferences on addiction medicine. Scholarships are offered to both physicians in training and teaching faculty in residency training programs.

Activities for residents such as case discussions, brief meetings with faculty members, a dinner meeting and a lunch meeting are scheduled during each conference. Scholarship recipients sit together during the conference and participate in activities designed for them.

The scholarship pays the conference registration fee and a stipend to offset travel and overnight costs. The application period is currently closed and will open in Spring 2018. The submission deadline will be in, or around, mid-May to June.