Fellowships (Pre-doctoral, Post-doctoral, and Clinical)
UCSF Osher Center (San Francisco, CA)
The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to training the next generation, and we believe that change in healthcare is happening. The following programs provide pre and post-doctoral training in the field of integrative medicine.
Note: The call for applications for the 2018-’19 school year is now closed. If you would like to be notified regarding the application process or fellowship logistics for future years, please contact Yvette Coulter, Education Programs Manager.
The UCSF Osher training program provides the following:
- An interdisciplinary clinical and research environment that brings together physicians, credentialed CAM practitioners, behavioral scientists, social scientists, ethicists, and health services researchers.
- Exposure to diverse complementary, alternative, and integrative approaches to patient care involving patients in all age groups from early childhood through adolescence, adulthood and geriatric patients.
- Access to practitioners with clinical expertise in CAM and integrative approaches to care.
- Training opportunities for teaching skills and career mentoring.
- Access to advanced training in biological and psychological research methodologies to support clinical research in CAM and integrative medicine.
- Academic training in clinical research. All program participants will be encouraged to complete the UCSF Training in Clinical Research (TICR) program: http://www.epibiostat.ucsf.edu/courses/post.html.
- Opportunity to conduct original research.
- Training in research ethics.
- Strong mentoring by an experienced and diverse research faculty.
The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine offers specialized training for physicians interested in clinical Integrative Medicine. Our mission is to train highly skilled, compassionate, and innovative leaders in Integrative Medicine. Our one-year clinical fellowship is designed to prepare physicians for academic and clinical careers in Integrative Medicine.
The UCSF Osher program combines three core components:
- Mentored clinical training in Integrative Medicine (IM);
- Classroom based educational and experiential learning activities; and
- Mentorship in IM-related research or other scholarly project.