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Integrative Rheumatology - 2018 Spring and Fall Classes

Available to qualified, practicing rheumatologists...

Two full-tuition scholarships are available for the 2018 Spring and Fall classes to support both new and established academic rheumatologists, who wish to incorporate integrative medicine therapeutic approaches into their practice and teaching.

Successful applicants will have a strong commitment to practicing integrative rheumatology, and will serve as a community and academic center resource for physicians, residents, and fellows. The long-term goal is for these physicians to become mentors and instructors in the training of future rheumatology fellows, and to serve as advisors to the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

The scholarships are made possible by the Alana S. Jones & Colburn A. Jones/David Lovell & Lura Lovell Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology, which is currently held by Dr. Andrew Weil.


Application deadline for 2018 Spring and Fall Classes is August 14, 2015.


In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must:
  • Be a practicing rheumatologist or a rheumatology fellow affiliated with an established U.S. academic medical center or university
  • Attend three residential retreats in Tucson, AZ
  • Adhere to the curricular schedule outlined in the program. This commitment includes an average of 8-10 hours of online and/or other learning for the duration of the program. You are required to stay current with your coursework.

How to Apply

Please indicate both your name and the scholarship category in the header of your essay.
  • Apply to the Fellowship using the online application form
  • Notify Scholarship Committee by email of your intention to apply for the scholarship.
  • Send an essay (not to exceed 500 words) to us via e-mail describing...
    1. Why you wish to participate in the Fellowship
    2. How you intend to use the Integrative Medicine knowledge and experience gained in the Fellowship.

Provide a letter of support and recommendation from the department head or director (or equivalent) of your practice location or program, or a rheumatology colleague from your academic rheumatology program, which should include:

  • Their awareness and endorsement of your application in the Fellowship.
  • Recognition that, if selected, completion of the Fellowship will require approximately 8-10 hours per week to complete the online instructional modules and associated readings. In addition, you will need to attend three 5-day Residential Weeks in Tucson at the beginning, middle and end of the two year Fellowship. Please note that there is no requirement that this time be allocated by your worksite, however, our experience is that it is important for your colleagues or director to be aware of and comfortable with this additional workload.
  • Documentation that you are in good standing within your clinical setting
  • Any other comments regarding your work performance and personal characteristics.