Faculty Scholars Program

Program Overview

The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers specialized training for UCSF faculty interested in integrative medicine. The goal of the Faculty Scholars Program is to develop highly skilled leaders and scholars in integrative medicine throughout UCSF.

The yearlong program includes the following components:

  • Self-directed one-year integrative medicine curriculum
  • Weekly in-person teaching sessions held at the UCSF Osher Center with video conferencing option
  • Leadership in integrative medicine curriculum
  • Mentored scholarly project
  • Quarterly meetings with FSP Director and monthly with project mentor
  • Bi-weekly case-based learning sessions where the scholar presents a case from their clinic and engage in a discussion with FSP faculty in creating a treatment plan.

Faculty scholars are encouraged to develop their individual interests in integrative medicine. The Osher Center clinic’s broad scope of clinician expertise and diverse patient population offer a unique breadth and depth of training opportunities. In addition, the resources and faculty of the Osher Center’s research (link to research page) and education (link to Ed page) programs enhance educational activities, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities for faculty scholars.

Tuition: $8,000, payable by departmental transfer or check

Program Requirements: Faculty Scholars are expected to attend weekly two-hour sessions and present at bi-weekly 1-hour case conferences (either in person or via online video conference) throughout the course of the academic calendar year. Scholars are expected to complete assigned readings and assignments in between sessions. Scholars will complete a scholarly project based in their area of interest in integrative medicine.

Eligibility: UCSF Faculty Members are eligible.

Application Process:  
We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year, beginning July 2020.

  • The application deadline is midnight, Monday, February 3, 2020.
  • Notification of acceptance in the program will be between March 1 - 15, 2020

To request an application form, please contact Yvette Coulter, the program coordinator.  In addition to the online form, you will be asked to submit:

  • Curriculum vitae, including current educational role, responsibility, and activities
  • Statement of interest in integrative healthcare (1 page); 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 the FSP (e.g., develop expertise in mind-body practices and nutrition);
    • The applicant’s current professional goals following the FSP, and how completing the FSP will help to achieve them; and
    • A description of the scholarly project that the scholar proposes
    • Letter of approval/support from Departmental Chair or Division Chief

For more information or to receive updates on the development of this program, contact Yvette Coulter

Program Leadership

Shelley R. Adler, PhD, UCSF Osher Center Director 

Anand Dhruva, MD, UCSF Osher Center Director of Education and Clinical Fellowship Director

Current Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar

Professional Affiliation

Clinical Specialty

Gina DeAngelis, MD

Attending Physician

Departments of Adolescent Medicine and Primary Care, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Pediatrics

Niharika, Dixit, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, UCSF

Hematology-Oncology

Sarah Patterson, MD

Adjunct Clinical Instructor

Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, UCSF

Rheumatology

Past Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar

Professional Affiliation

Clinical Specialty

Chloe Ateya, MD, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF

Hematology-Oncology

Jenifer Matthews, MD 

Attending Physician, Departments of Adolescent Medicine and Primary Care, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Pediatrics

 

The Faculty Scholars Program provides an outstanding framework to learn Integrative Medicine, and continue serving my community and patients. The experience has allowed me to see patients through a more holistic lens, and offer evidence-informed, patient-centered modalities. I am now starting an integrative clinic at our Federally Qualified Health Center with support and mentorship from the program.
Dr. Jenifer Matthews, Attending Physician, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
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