Osher Collaborative Faculty Fellowship

Fellowship discussion

The Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine Faculty Fellowship program offers specialized advanced training for faculty interested in integrative medicine. Faculty with an appointment at any of the seven institutions 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 medicine. The interdepartmental and trans-institutional Faculty Fellowship expands integrative medicine 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 medicine.

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 seven Osher Centers are at UCSF, Harvard University, Karolinska Institute, Northwestern University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Miami, and the University of Washington. To learn more about the Osher Collaborative, please visit oshercollaborative.org.

The yearlong program includes the following:

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
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

Tuition: $10,000 for Osher institution faculty

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)

Application Process: Applications are due December 31st, 2021 for the 2022-2023 cohort. If you'd like to access the application or for more information, please contact Lisa Howard.   

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 medicine and any prior training in integrative medicine
    • 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

Deepti Argawal, MD; Anesthesiology; Northwestern University

Margaux Chan, MSc, DO; Primary Care; University of Washington

Mary Coleman, MD, MPH; Pediatrics; UCSF

Doan T. Le, MD; Pediatrics; Northwestern University

Kira Knight Rodriquez, MD, MS; Pediatrics; University of Miami

Christopher Sizemore, MD; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Vanderbilt University

Eleanor Smith, MD; Internal Medicine; Northwestern University

Chloe Ateya, MD, PhD; Hematology-Oncology; UCSF

Briana Bruce, MD; Pediatrics; Northwestern University

Natalie Choi, MD; Family Medicine; Northwestern University

Gina DeAngelis, MD; Pediatrics; UCSF 

Niharika Dixit, MD; Hematology-Oncology; UCSF

Anisha Dua, MD; Rheumatology; UCSF

Shannon Fogh, MD; Radiation-Oncology; UCSF

Meghan Jobson, MD, PhD; Hospice and Palliative Medicine; UCSF

Natalie Marshall, MD; Hematology-Oncology; UCSF

Jenifer Matthews, MD; Pediatrics; UCSF 

Kavita Mishra, MD, MPH; Radiation-Oncology; UCSF

Juliet Morgan, MD; Neurology and Psychiatry; UCSF

Sarah Patterson, MD; Rheumatology; UCSF

Angelica A. Vargas, MD; Anesthesiology; Northwestern University

Ann Vertovec, MD; Emergency Medicine; Northwestern University

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