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Faculty Fellowship

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 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 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 Northwestern Medicine Osher Center (150 E. Huron St, Suite 1100) with video conferencing option. Sessions are currently scheduled for 12-2 p.m. 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 the fellowship director
  • Upon completion of the program, scholars will be eligible to sit for the ABOIM exam
  • Opportunities for in-person experiential sessions
  • Option for clinical observation of integrative medicine practices at the Osher Center

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: 

  • Attend weekly two-hour didactic/discussion sessions and present at bi-weekly case conferences (either in person or via online video conference) throughout the academic calendar year
  • Complete readings and assignments in between sessions (estimated four to eight hours a week)
  • Complete a scholarly project based on their area of interest in integrative medicine
  • Incorporate integrative medicine into their own practice in their own clinic
  • Participate in clinical observation and experiential sessions at the Osher Center or in the community
  • Attend Osher Center grand rounds, journal clubs and symposiums and explore integrative medicine continuing medical education opportunities

 Eligibility

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 $8,000, payable by departmental transfer or check.

 Application Process

Applications for the 2021-2022 session (July 2021-June 2022) are no longer being accepted.

To request access to the online application form, please contact Isra Hassan, manager of program development. The online application requires submission of:

  • 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.

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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