Integrative Medicine Scholars Program
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers specialized training for UCSF faculty and housestaff interested in integrative medicine. The goal of the Integrative Medicine Scholars Program is to develop highly skilled leaders and scholars in integrative medicine throughout UCSF.
Over the course of the year-long program, 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 our scholars.
The yearlong program includes the following:
Tuition: $8,000, payable by departmental transfer or check
Program Requirements: Integrative Medicine 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 receive 30-hours of clinical training with Osher Center clinicians. Scholars will complete a scholarly project based in their area of interest in integrative medicine.
Eligibility: UCSF Faculty and Housestaff are eligible.
Application Process: We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. To inquire about eligibility and to receive application materials, please contact Yvette Coulter, the program coordinator.
In addition to the online form, applicants 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 IMSP (e.g., develop expertise in mind-body practices and nutrition);
- The applicant’s current professional goals following the IMSP, and how completing the IMSP 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
- Applications and letters of support due: 5:00 pm PT, Monday, February 15, 2021
- Remote interviews held: March 4 - March 19, 2021
- Offers made (tentative): Friday, March 26, 2021
- Program start: July 1, 2021
Shannon Fogh, MD; Radiation-Oncology; Radiation Cancer Specialist, Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF
Meghan Jobson, MD, PhD; Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Palliative Medicine Fellow, Department of Medicine, UCSF
Natalie Marshall, MD; Hematology-Oncology; Medical Director, UCSF-John Muir Health Cancer Center in Berkeley
Kavita Mishra, MD, MPH; Radiation-Oncology; Associate Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF
Juliet Morgan, MD; Neurology and Psychiatry; Chief Resident for Education, Psychiatry, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, Department for Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF
Chloe Ateya, MD, PhD; Hematology-Oncology; Department of Medicine, UCSF
Gina DeAngelis, MD; Pediatrics; Departments of Adolescent Medicine and Primary Care, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Niharika Dixit, MD; Hematology-Oncology; Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Jenifer Matthews, MD; Pediatrics; Departments of Adolescent Medicine and Primary Care, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Sarah Patterson, MD; Rheumatology; Department of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, UCSF