Faculty Scholars Program

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.

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 and education programs enhance educational activities, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities for faculty scholars.

    The yearlong program includes the following:

    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.

    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

    Program Leadership

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    Anand Dhruva, MD

    Integrative Oncologist and Ayurvedic Practitioner, Director of Education, Core Research Faculty
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    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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