Integrative Medicine Fellowship (full time)
We will begin accepting application on July 1, 2021 for our 21-22 academic year.
The First Integrative Medicine Fellowship of Its Kind
Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of Integrative Medicine and The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health offers a unique one year, full-time fellowship in Integrative Medicine. This is an outstanding opportunity for interested graduates of an ACGME-accredited residency program. Applicants must be board certified in their area of specialty, or plan to board certify during their year of fellowship training. 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 curriculum based on core knowledge content of Integrative Medicine using ABOIM exam content areas as a foundation. The curriculum is diverse, with clinical, didactic and research components. Our faculty are trained in both conventional and integrative practices. The fellowship comprises training in nutrition, vitamin, herbal and hormonal treatments at our Villanova and Center City Sites. The Program includes 2 certificate courses; one in Nutrition, and an intensive Mind-Body Medicine course, as well as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. Research is designed for your area of interest in the field, and we have many opportunities in innovative research in Integrative Health and Medicine.
For consideration, please email the following to Oia Cassar (Oia.Cassar@jefferson.edu):
- Completed application (download via the "VIEW APPLICATION" link 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
About the 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; and most recently, the nation's first Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, which is a full clinical department of Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College. 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, etc. 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.
About the Faculty
Daniel Monti, MD, MBA. Ellen and Ron Caplan Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences. CEO, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Jefferson Health. Enterprise Senior Vice President, Thomas Jefferson University. Director, Executive Great Life Health program
Birgit Rakel, MD. Program Director, Integrative Medicine Fellowship, Director of the Women’s Health Program, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. Assistant Professor, Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Department of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Rakel specializes in functional medicine for women and men as well as micronutrient therapies
Madeleine Becker MD, MA, FACLP. Director of Graduate Medical Education and Associate Director, Integrative Medicine Fellowship. Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, and Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Becker specializes in consultation and integrative psychiatry, psychiatric care of the medically ill and women's mental health care
Anthony Bazzan, MD. Medical Director, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Jefferson Health, and lead physician for the Institute’s Functional Medicine and Hormonal Balance Programs. Clinical Assistant Professor of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences and Internal Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Bazzan specializes in men’s health, geriatric medicine, cancer care, and natural and bioidentical hormonal treatments
Reina Marino, MD. Clinician Leader, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Instructor, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Marino specializes in preventive medicine, allergy and environmental illness, as well as customizing diet and nutrition programs for a wide range of illness and wellness populations
Andrew Newberg, MD. Director of Research and Director of PET/MRI Imaging Program, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health, Jefferson Health. Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences and Department of Radiology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University
Diane Reibel PhD. Director, the Myrna Brind Center for Mindfulness at the Marcus Institute. Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences and Department of Physiology