September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020
About the Program
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.
Participants can expect to build skills and knowledge through:
Mentorship – Experts in HIV/AIDS care guide participants through the Clinician Scholars Program.
Clinical Consultation – Opportunities to consult with local and regional experts experienced in diagnosing and managing HIV/AIDS care.
Networking Opportunities – Valuable interactions with MATEC Faculty, local and regional HIV/AIDS care providers, and other Scholars.
Clinical Interaction – Participants will observe the care of patients with HIV infection, participate in simulated patient care scenarios, and respond to case presentations.
Applying for the Clinician Scholars Program
STEP ONE: Applicants interested in being considered for the 2019-2020 Clinician Scholars cohort must first register by completing a MATEC Participant Information Form available online at the link below:
STEP TWO: Once you submit your Participant Information Form, you must complete an application. Please be prepared to attach a recent copy of your resume/CV to the application. PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to save your application and come back to it later, so please be prepared to complete your application in one sitting. You can access this application by following this link:
STEP THREE: A Statement of Workplace Endorsement is required to participate in the Clinician Scholars program. Please copy and send this link to your direct supervisor:
STEP FOUR: In addition to this application, we encourage applicants to provide at least one Letter of Recommendation. A Letter of Recommendation is not required, but strongly encouraged. If you would like to submit a letter of reference, please copy and send this link to person that you would like to submit the letter:
The application along with the statement of workplace endorsement and letter(s) of reference (if applicable) must be submitted to MATEC no later than July 14, 2019, to be considered for the 2019-2020 Clinician Scholars cohort. Applicants will be informed of their admission or rejection into the program by mid-August.
Applicants accepted to the Clinician Scholars Program are required to travel to Chicago for Clinician Scholars Orientation Activities. Activities are scheduled for September 26-27, 2019, which may require travel on September 25, 2019. Part one of orientation starts at noon on September 26, 2019. Scholars will also be asked to attend a dinner program on the evening of September 26, 2019, that features opportunities to learn about the most recent advances in HIV management, antiretroviral therapies and research on the most effective patient care for the HIV infected population.
On September 27, 2019, new Scholars will start their day having breakfast with faculty from the dinner program and MATEC. This informal session allows Scholars to seek clarification on dinner topics and present questions or cases to expert faculty. Following breakfast, Scholars will participate in a daylong, intensive seminar on HIV/AIDS topics aimed at providing a strong foundation for all Scholars that ends at 3:45pm.