The Clinician Scholars Program is designed for minority and/or minority serving Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Pharmacists serving in the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin) who are interested in expanding their capacity to provide HIV/AIDS care. The aim of the Clinician Scholars Program is to increase the number of clinicians that provide care to under-served or disproportionately affected populations.
Scholars receive twelve months of in-depth training on HIV/AIDS diagnosis, treatment, medical management and prevention of HIV infection. It is a structured, yet participant-centered, program that includes:
- A minimum of 12 hours of clinical practicum in HIV care.
- A minimum of 40 hours of skill building training, including but not limited to: intensive two-day orientation workshop; distance learning offerings; face-to-face meeting or trainings; and clinical consultation.
- Participation in at least one 1-hour Clinician Scholars Webinar.
- Submission of a case presentation at a regional Clinician Scholars Program activity, such as the Clinician Scholars Program Orientation or a Clinician Scholars webinar.