“Bravewell developed the Bravewell Fellowship program to increase the number of providers trained to deliver integrative medicine and to develop future leaders who could help transform the health care system. We are now funding our fourth class of Fellows because the process is working.”
“We didn't learn a lot about nutrition in medical school, so that was a powerful part of the program. I am much more able to be a partner with my patients now. The Bravewell Fellowship is a chance of a lifetime.”
The Bravewell Fellowship Program
In 2003, The Bravewell Collaborative designated the widespread availability of fellowships combined with a rigorous and supervised clinical experience in integrative medicine as a key strategy in making the "new medicine" more widely accessible. After training 88 Fellows during the years of 2005-2012 and in light of its decision to sunset, Bravewell closed the Fellowship Program at the end of 2012.
The Bravewell Fellowship was designed to support exceptional physicians (MD and DO), nurse practitioners and physician assistants who had demonstrated leadership ability, an interest in integrative medicine and the potential to influence the transformation of service and delivery of health care and increase the health and wellbeing of patients.
In partnership with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Bravewell offered a highly-respected, two-year, distance-learning fellowship in integrative medicine, which included FIM’s 1,000 hours of instruction and 3 residential weeks at the University of Arizona in Tucson for classroom training and community building. In addition, the Bravewell Fellowship offered a supervised 120-hour clinical experience at a Bravewell Clinical Network center.
While the Bravewell Fellowship is now closed, the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s Fellowship in Integrative Medicine still operates its fellowship program.
Bravewell Fellows: The Future Leaders in Integrative Medicine
The first class of Bravewell Fellows began in January 2005. A total of 88 Bravewell Fellows have been trained in integrative medicine through this program. Now in leadership positions throughout the field of medicine, these Bravewell Fellowship graduates are significantly increasing the availability of integrative medicine for the nation.
Meet the Bravewell Fellow Class of 2006
Meet the Bravewell Fellow Class of 2008
Meet the Bravewell Fellow Class of 2010
Meet the Bravewell Fellow Class of 2012