Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Applications are closed for 2024-2025.
Application Timeline for the academic year July 2025-2026:
July 1, 2024: Application window opens
October 1, 2024: Application window closes
November 2024: Applicants notified
The First Integrative Medicine Fellowship of Its Kind
Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of Integrative Medicine & Nutritional Sciences and The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health offers a unique one-year, full-time fellowship in Integrative Medicine. Qualified applicants are graduates of an ACGME-accredited residency program who are board-certified in their area of specialty, or plan to board certify during the fellowship. This fellowship has been approved by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) to meet all the requirements of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). Completion of the fellowship program provides fellows with eligibility to take the ABOIM board examination and to apply for board certification.
Our faculty are trained in both conventional and integrative practices. Our curriculum is based on core knowledge of Integrative Medicine using ABOIM exam content areas as a foundation. The curriculum is diverse, with clinical, didactic and research components.
- Rotations with Marcus Institute attending physicians at both our Villanova and Center City sites, including elective experiences outside of the Marcus Institute
- Serve on our Inpatient Oncology Consultation Service
- Fellows will gain knowledge in:
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Integrative Psychiatry
- Integrative Nutrition
- Weight Management
- Regenerative and Hormonal Therapies
- Mind Body Therapies
- Exposure to other approaches, including hypnosis and NET
- Imaging & Research
- Attend monthly Journal Club, Grand Rounds, and Clinical Conference sessions
- Engage in monthly Wellness Seminars and Didactics
- Learn and participate in our eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program
- Participate in our Foundations in Mind-Body Medicine Course
- Participate in our Advanced Concepts in Integrative Nutrition course
- Assist in teaching Integrative Medicine Courses and the Healers Art Curriculum for Medical Students.
Research can be designed for your area of interest in the field, or choose from one of many opportunities in innovative research in Integrative Health and Medicine.
To apply to the Integrative Medicine Fellowship program; please email the following application materials to IntegrativeMedFellow@jefferson.edu:
- Completed application (download via the "Fellowship Application (PDF)" button above)
- Current curriculum vitae (include all activities since medical school graduation with month/year format)
- Copy of medical school transcript
- Copy of USMLE or COMLEX scores
- Copy of ECFMG Certificate, if applicable
- Three letters of reference
- Copy of your current medical license
- Personal statement describing your background, your interest in integrative medicine and your career goals
Jefferson began as a single hospital in 1825, and in 1877 it became one of the first teaching hospitals in the nation. And while our distinguished history is the bedrock of our reputation, it is our unwavering focus on the future that makes us stand out. In 2019 Sidney Kimmel Medical College launched the Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, the first department of its kind at an academic medical school. Our fellowship in Integrated Medicine is one of the nearly 950 fellowships and residencies at Jefferson.
About The Marcus Institute
The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, includes two full-service clinics for medical consultations, a unique pharmacy-certified micronutrient infusion center; a wellness center specializing in fitness and mindfulness programs; a state-of-the-art imaging facility that includes MRI, fMRI, and PET imaging. The Marcus Institute sees a wide range of patients and offers chronic illness care, preventive medicine, and numerous wellness services. Our physicians are credentialed by Jefferson and they have advanced integrative medicine training in a wide range of approaches, including functional medicine, mind-body therapies, nutritional therapies and natural remedies, body work. The Marcus Institute has one of the largest Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in the country and a robust research program with seven active clinical trials and multiple ongoing research projects.
Meet Our Fellows
Janelle Blocker, MD
Integrative Medicine Fellow, 2023-2024
Dr. Ja’Nelle Blocker is a proud Native Washingtonian who attended Xavier University of Louisiana for her undergraduate studies then went on to achieve her Doctor of Medicine degree from American University of Integrative Sciences School of Medicine. She is a recent graduate of Psychiatry Residency Training at Howard University Hospital where she served as the co-chief, recruitment committee co-chair, and union leader.
Dr. Blocker has utilized integrative approaches in her personal life but her interest in gaining formal training in Integrative Medicine was sparked during PGY3 after inheriting clinic patients with a long history of psychiatric disorders who trialed numerous psychotropics & psychotherapies but experienced an array of adverse side effects coupled with minimal response. Puzzled, yet determined to help her patients and build her knowledge base, Dr. Blocker sought out ways to do so and through her research was introduced, applied, and got accepted to The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health’s fellowship, the ONLY clinical Integrative Medicine Fellowship that accepts psychiatrists in addition to primary care specialists. Outside of medicine, Dr. Blocker is an avid traveler, having traveled to 36 countries. She also enjoys painting, singing, listening to music, and bike-riding. She is thrilled to take her talents to Philadelphia and begin this new chapter of her career.
Natalie Khan, MD
Integrative Medicine Fellow, 2023-2024
In undergraduate, Dr. Natalie Khan studied finance and accounting at Emory University, which led her to first career at Target HQ. Once she discovered her passion for helping others, she moved to Philadelphia to complete her post-baccalaureate studies and attend medical school at Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Khan recently completed residency in Family Medicine at Christiana Care. Dr. Khan has many interests within integrative medicine that have been vital parts of her own health journey, including culinary medicine, meditative practices, and body-based manipulative therapies. Both her professional and personal experiences have helped her to develop into a physician who finds joy in treating the whole person.
Originally from Allentown, PA, Dr. Khan has been a resident of Philadelphia for the last decade. In her free time, she enjoys reading captivating thriller novels, developing new recipes in the kitchen, and walking around the city.