The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine 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 NU. The interdepartmental Faculty Fellowship will expand integrative medicine expertise outside of the Osher Center clinical program, 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 integrative medicine curriculum, created by expert faculty across the Osher Collaborative (Northwestern, Harvard, UCSF, Vanderbilt, U-Washington, U-Miami).
- Weekly in-person teaching sessions held at the NM Osher Center (150 E. Huron St, Suite 1100) with video conferencing option. Sessions are currently scheduled for 12-2 pm every Wednesday, held in collaboration with faculty and fellows across the Osher Collaborative.
- Bi-weekly case-based learning sessions where the scholar presents a case from their clinic and engage in a discussion with faculty and peers in creating a treatment plan.
- Mentored scholarly project (may include clinical, education or research projects)
- Quarterly meetings with Fellowship Director and monthly with project mentor
- Upon completion of the program, scholars will be eligible to sit for the ABOIM exam
- Optional 3 day immersion retreat at the beginning of the fellowship (cost of travel/lodging not included)
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.
- Melinda Ring, MD, FACP, ABOIM, NU Osher Center Executive Director
- Anna Shannahan, MD, NU Osher Center Associate Director of Education
For more information or to receive updates on the development of this program, contact Nancy Heap.