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 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 diverse patient population and broad scope of clinician expertise 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 conference (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 within their area of interest in integrative medicine.

Eligibility: UCSF Faculty Members are eligible.

Application Process:  Applicants will be asked to complete a brief online form and upload the following items:

  • Curriculum vitae, including current educational role, responsibility, and activities
  • Statement of interest in integrative healthcare (1 page); this is 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 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

Please contact Yvette Coulter to receive updates on the development of this program, and to learn about future calls for applications.

Program Leadership

Shelley R. Adler, PhD, UCSF Osher Center Director and Director of Education

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

Current Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar

Professional Affiliation

Clinical Specialty

Chloe Ateya, MD, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF


Jenifer Matthews, MD 

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



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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