Fellows — Addiction Medicine Fellowship at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital

Benefits and Compensation


  • $74,700


  • Health insurance, including medical, prescription drug, dental and vision care is offered to fellows and eligible dependents.
  • Long-term disability payable to eligible employees according to hospital policy.
  • Life insurance provided for one time the fellow's annual salary.
  • Professional liability insurance provided in the form of an occurrence policy for coverage of all the fellow's related clinical activities.
  • Leave of absence available includes medical, parental, caregiver, FMLA, military and personal.

Paid Time Off

Each fellow receives 18 days of paid time off and five conference days.

Other Benefits

  • Moving expenses: $1,000 relocation allowance, subject to current tax laws and hospital policy
  • Meals: Monthly $250 allowance for meals
  • Parking: Free parking on all Mercy health campuses
  • Lab coats (two per academic year, ordered through program)
  • BLS, ACLS, NRP and PALS certification
  • Occupational health services
  • Work/life services and support through Life Matters®
  • Access to medical library and computerized literature
  • Direct payroll deposit 

Lifestyle in the Area

Fellows enjoy ample time to pursue interests outside medicine. The cost of living of the area is much lower than most of the country. Multiple opportunities exist within town to explore culture and nightlife. Large airports and “big city” life are easily accessed within a one-hour drive to Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

Life as a resident includes:

  • Great learning experience in a supportive, fun setting
  • Excellent work-life balance
  • Family-like atmosphere with faculty, fellows and staff
  • Opportunities to serve the community
  • One-hour drive to Cleveland or Pittsburgh
  • Affordable housing and low cost of living

What to Expect

You will not be in for any unexpected surprises. The hardest part of your training was most likely medical school and your residency. For the most part you can expect a slower pace and more one-on-one time spent with faculty because our program only accepts two fellows a year. At the same time, you will be working in an area that has higher than average poverty rates and a population which has been extremely hard hit by the rise in the rates of substance use disorders. This means you can expect a broad experience assessing and treating all manner of substance use disorders amongst almost all groups of individuals in every conceivable treatment setting.

Although most of your fellowship will be filled with required rotations, there is time for electives. These could include unusual and diverse experiences not found in most fellowships, such as the opportunity to experience the interface between the criminal justice system and substance use disorders in our Drug Court under the Honorable Judge John Durkin or in the Oral Health Clinic under the supervision of our systems chief opioid officer and director of the dental residency program, M. Frank Beck, D.D.S. 

Call Schedule 

No in-house call. Call from home on a few selective rotations will be no more than one night.

Average Hours a Week

About 40 to 50 hours per week.