The successful finalist will enroll in the spring UACIM Fellowship Program in February 2018 and satisfactorily complete that program's online coursework and required residential weeks over two years. Recognizing that applicants may already have completed this exact curriculum, the curriculum during the one year of clinical training may alternatively be provided by our faculty and customized to your interests and needs.
The fellow will concurrently enroll as a 1 year fellow at Stanford with a hire date in July (allowing 2 prior days for required orientation) and end this clinical training in July of the following year, while continuing to finish the UACIM course work for a total fellowship program duration of 2-years (1 on-site and 2 including the distance learning component).
In addition to our program, the fellow has full access to the department of pediatrics office of education programming. They offer a core curriculum for fellows as well as research and grant writing clubs, a fellows' council, wellness programming and more opportunities to connect with peers for networking and social support as interested.
Fellows in the Stanford Pediatric Integrative Medicine program will work side by side with pediatric integrative medicine providers / subspecialists in pediatric rheumatology, pulmonary, gastroenterology, pain and neonatology to develop an integrative medicine outpatient practice that puts in place the integrative medicine approach. Fellows with have their own clinic that will be precepted by the integrative medicine faculty. Fellows will have a case review on a bimonthly basis of interesting / challenging cases for faculty discussion and review.
We plan to partner with University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center of Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) and enfold their 2-year distance learning fellowship through AWCIM into the Stanford Pediatric integrative medicine fellowship. More information about this program can be found here: https://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/education/fellowship/. This 1000 hour Continuing Medical Education program offers rich evidence-based educational online modules and resources for a didactic adjunct to the clinical exposure available at Stanford. Furthermore, this training program has trained more than 1000 physicians in integrative medicine. Fellows going through this program will network with other fellows who are currently training in IM and alumni who have gone through the program.
NOTE: Upon completion of the AWCIM fellowship, the fellow is eligible to sit for the ABOIM boards.
*Fellow funding to participate in the AWCIM Fellowship is contingent on external funding sources and availability of this portion is variable on a year by year basis. If the self-directed learning through the AWCIM Fellowship is not available, the faculty are committed to create a curriculum that will allow the fellow to be eligible to sit for the ABOIM boards.
Fellows will conduct original research in integrative medicine with a research mentor during their fellowship and write a manuscript suitable for publication. Assessments of the program and the fellowship will occur on a regular basis. We will use the ACGME pediatric subspecialty milestones for evaluation. Fellows will evaluate integrative medicine faculty 1x per year, and faculty will evaluate the fellow semi-annually. The fellow will meet with the program director semiannually for formative and summative evaluation. There will be an annual program evaluation by faculty and fellows.
Our Pediatric Integrative Medicine fellows are part of and supported by both the Office of Pediatric Education and Stanford's office of Graduate Medical Education.
Office of Pediatric Education: https://med.stanford.edu/pedsfellowships.html
- Access to Core Curriculum including Fellows's College, Scholarship Academy, Grant Writing Club, Scholarship Club and Well-Being Program
- Community building with fellows throughout the Department of Pediatrics by participation in the Fellows Council and social events of