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Faculty Fellowship

The Osher Center for Integrative Health offers specialized advanced training for Northwestern University faculty interested in integrative medicine. The goal of the Faculty Fellowship is to develop highly skilled leaders and clinicians in integrative medicine throughout Northwestern. The interdepartmental Faculty Fellowship will expand integrative medicine expertise, to foster an accessible and comprehensive network of integrative care, education and scholarship at Northwestern Medicine.

The yearlong program includes the following components:

  • Self-directed one-year integrative medicine curriculum created by expert faculty across the Osher Collaborative
  • Weekly online or in-person teaching sessions with faculty and fellows across the Osher Collaborative held from 10 am to 12 pm PST / 1 pm to 3 pm EST on Wednesdays. The program will run from July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023.
  • Bi-weekly case-based learning sessions in which fellows present a case from their clinic and engage in a discussion with faculty and peers about the patient’s treatment plan
  • Scheduled meetings with the fellowship director and project mentor
  • A mentored scholarly project that is clinical, educational, and/or research-based
  • Upon completion of the program, fellows will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) exam

Faculty fellows are encouraged to develop their individual interests in integrative medicine. The Osher Collaborative’s broad scope of clinician expertise and diverse patient populations offer a unique breadth and depth of learning opportunities. In addition, the resources and faculty of the Northwestern Osher research and education programs enhance educational activities, mentoring and scholarship opportunities for fellows.

About the Program

 Expectations

During the one-year fellowship, Faculty Fellows are expected to: 

  • Self-directed one-year integrative medicine curriculum created by expert faculty across the Osher Collaborative
  • Weekly online or in-person teaching sessions with faculty and fellows across the Osher Collaborative held from 10 am to 12 pm PST / 1 pm to 3 pm EST on Wednesdays. The program will run from July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023
  • Bi-weekly case-based learning sessions in which fellows present a case from their clinic and engage in a discussion with faculty and peers about the patient’s treatment plan
  • Scheduled meetings with the fellowship director and project mentor
  • A mentored scholarly project that is clinical, educational, and/or research-based
  • Upon completion of the program, fellows will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) exam

 Eligibility

MD/DO Faculty at an institution with an Osher Center (Northwestern University; Vanderbilt University; Harvard University; University of California, San Francisco; University of Washington; University of Miami) are eligible to apply at this time. 

Northwestern Medicine physicians with faculty appointments (including tenure-track, non-tenure track, health system clinician and adjunct faculty) are all eligible to participate. Both primary care and specialty physicians may participate. 

 Tuition

Tuition is $10,000, payable by departmental transfer or check.

 Application Process

Applications for the 2022-2023 season are now open 

To access the application, please contact Lisa Howard, manager of the Osher Collaborative Coordinating Center. 

The online application requires submission of:

  • Online Form
  • Curriculum vitae, including current educational role, responsibility and activities
  • Statement of interest in integrative healthcare (one page), which should include:
    • A brief summary of pertinent background information that may not be apparent from the CV, such as how the applicant became interested in integrative medicine and any prior training in integrative medicine
    • The applicant’s educational goals for the Faculty Fellowship (e.g., develop expertise in mind-body practices and nutrition)
    • Statement of professional goals following the Faculty Fellowship, and how completing the program will help to achieve them
    • A description of the scholarly project being proposed

In addition to the online form, you will be asked to submit a letter of approval/support from your departmental chair or division chief. 

Applications are due by December 31st, 2021 If you are unable to meet this deadline, but are interested in the program, please contact Lisa Howard (lisa.howard@ucsf.edu).

Program Leadership

  • Melinda Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM, Executive Director 
  • Anna Shannahan, MD, Associate Director of Education

Contact Us

For more information or to receive updates on the development of this program, contact Isra Hassan.

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