EducationCreating outstanding integrative health leaders through transformative education and training
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to producing outstanding integrative health leaders through transformative education and training.
We specialize in teaching, curriculum design, mentoring, faculty development, and educational research. Our goal is to provide the highest quality integrative medicine education to current and future healthcare practitioners, researchers, and educators.
We believe that improving health and well-being for both patients and practitioners requires knowledge of the most current research and evidence-based practices, skill in connecting with people to provide relationship-centered care, and a commitment to self-care.
We also recognize that wellness and illness are shaped by the contexts of people’s lives. Our Education Program emphasizes awareness of and responses to the social, behavioral, and economic factors that influence health and health care.
Explore Our Education Program
Our inaugural eight-week program for interprofessional, predoctoral health professions students starts in June 2020.
Our pre- and postdoctoral fellowship program trains scientists, physicians, and other qualified health professionals to become innovative, independent investigators and scholars in integrative medicine research.
Our two-year clinical fellowship emphasizes practical clinical training and prepares physicians for academic and clinical careers in integrative medicine, including eligibility to take the exam for board certification in integrative medicine.
Our yearlong Faculty Scholars program offers specialized training for UCSF faculty to develop highly skilled leaders and scholars in integrative medicine throughout UCSF.
Integrative Medicine Curriculum for Health Professions Students
Integrative medicine courses taught by the Osher Center include required and elective courses available to students in all UCSF schools, as well as visiting students.