Clinical Fellows Transforming Medicine through Ambassadorship
The Osher Center clinical fellowship trains physicians in integrative medicine and prepares them to expand the reach of integrative medicine beyond the walls of our center. Anand Dhruva, MD, Clinical Fellowship Director and recently appointed Director of Education, says, “We can train a limited number of people, but the exciting thing is that our fellows have the potential to shift different fields in medicine through ambassadorship.”
Jenifer Matthews, MD, who completed fellowship training in 2017, created a clinic at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, a setting with few integrative medicine resources to care for underserved people. In addition to her work with pediatric patients, Dr. Matthews is now a resource to colleagues interested in providing integrative care. She has also created wellness programs for providers and staff to improve their own health.
Drs. Selena Chan and Brieze Robinson Keeley, who completed training in summer 2019, now provide integrative care through their own clinics at the Osher Center. Dr. Chan is developing integrative psychiatry programs and Dr. Keeley is bridging integrative medicine and palliative care.
This summer we welcomed our third cohort of clinical fellows, Pritzker Pediatric Fellow Priya Jain, MD, and Barbro and Bernard Osher Fellow Aimee Rowe, MD.
Applications for next year’s clinical fellowships are due November 1, 2019. In addition to our clinical fellowships, the Osher Center is proud to offer a new Faculty Scholars Program for UCSF faculty interested in shorter-term integrative medicine training and Training in Research in Integrative Medicine, an NIH T32 pre- and postdoctoral fellowship program.