Osher Collaborative Faculty Fellowship

Fellowship discussion

The Osher Collaborative for Integrative Health Faculty Fellowship program offers specialized advanced training for medical professionals interested in integrative health. MDs, DOs, NPs, and PACs with an appointment at any institution with an Osher Center, including UCSF, are eligible to apply. The goal of the Faculty Fellowship is to develop highly skilled leaders and clinicians in integrative health. The interdepartmental and trans-institutional Faculty Fellowship expands integrative health expertise, fostering an accessible and comprehensive network of integrative care, education, and scholarship. Over the course of the year-long program, fellows are encouraged to develop their individual interests in integrative health. 
Learn more about the Osher Collaborative Faculty Fellowship

The diverse patient populations served by the Osher Centers across geographic areas offer unique breadth and depth of training opportunities. Additionally, the Osher Centers’ research and education programs enhance training, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities. No other integrative medicine educational program builds on a foundation of such close collaboration among world-renowned academic health centers.

The eleven Osher Centers are at UCSF, Harvard University, Karolinska Institute, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, University of Miami, University of Washington, University of Cincinnati, University of Wisconsin–Madison, University of Utah, and University of Vermont. To learn more about the Osher Collaborative, please visit oshercollaborative.org.

The yearlong program includes the following:

Self-directed integrative health curriculum created by expert faculty across the Osher Collaborative
Weekly 3-hour synchronous learning sessions Wednesdays (10-1 pm PST/1-4 EST)
Case presentations with a clinical mentor
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

Tuition: $12,000

Eligibility: MD/DO faculty, NP, and PAC at an institution with an Osher Center (Northwestern University; Vanderbilt University; Harvard University; University of California, San Francisco; University of Washington; University of Miami; University of Cincinnati, University of Wisconsin–Madison; University of Utah; University of Vermont)

Application Process: Applications for the 2024-25 cohort are due on January 12, 2024. If you are interested in applying, please complete the online application. Of note, a letter of recommendation is required so please plan accordingly.

Application components may include:

  • Online form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of interest in integrative healthcare. This is a 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 and 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 health and any prior training in integrative health
    • The applicant’s educational goals for participation
    • The applicant’s professional goals following the fellowship, and how completing the program will help to achieve them
    • A description of the scholarly project proposed
  • Letter of approval/support from home department chair or division chief
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