Two distinct junior faculty-level fellowships on integrative medicine are available—East-West subspecialty consultative and East-West primary care (currently not available). Both fellowship programs are two-years-long and designed to train physicians in becoming outstanding academic leaders, clinicians and teachers within the field of integrative medicine. The program offers intensive training in the basic theory and practice of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and other Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) disciplines and provides extensive clinical training through the use of evidence-informed therapies. Both tracks are approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine and will allow graduates to become board certified in integrative medicine.
Graduates will be equipped to integrate their prior western biomedical training with TCM care and integrative health principles to evaluate and care for a wide range of patient conditions regardless of illness severity or comorbidities. This expertise will be applied across both settings of primary care and subspecialty practice, and will help broaden the available toolkit of the practicing physician and evolving healer.
Our Center’s Mission:
To achieve our mission of improving health, well-being and the quality of life of all people by blending the best of Modern Western medicine with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and providing healthcare that is safe, effective, affordable and accessible, we are dedicated to training the next generation of physicians who will become experts in Integrative East-West Medicine.
Under the Department of Medicine at UCLA, the Center for East-West Medicine is a busy, outpatient consultative practice that sees nearly 30,000 patient visits annually across four clinical sites, with referrals from the entire UCLA primary care and subspecialty network including pain management, rheumatology, neurology, gastroenterology, women’s health, cardiology, allergy/immunology, sports medicine, orthopedics, head and neck surgery and thoracic surgery.
Specific areas of clinical focus include:
Fellowship training includes the following key components:
Core Curriculum and Clinical Training:
Year 1: Foundations of East-West and Integrative Medicine
Year 2: Differentiation as an East-West expert and development as a physician healer.
The fellowship is a junior faculty level position within the Department of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Compensation includes a competitive benefits package, an educational enrichment fund for conferences and travel, and paid vacation and holidays.
Graduates are also eligible to sit for the American Board of Integrative Medicine board exam following successful completion of this two-year program.
Successful applicants are US-trained MDs and DOs with a strong interest in Integrative Medicine who have completed a residency in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Other specialties will also be considered based on background and interest. Because of the educational nature of the program and its close relationship to the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, ideal applicants should also have an interest in teaching and developing training programs for residents and medical students.
Clinical training is primarily outpatient, with three clinical sites including Santa Monica, Westlake Village, Torrance, and Palos Verdes. Inpatient clinical opportunities are also available.
Benefits of the Fellowship:
Fellowship application is accepted a year prior to the start date, ie: fellowship cycle starting July 2022, applications are due between July 1-Nov 1, 2021. To download the application and on how to submit it, please click on the fellowship program track for more information.
Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program: