The Clinician Scholars Program is designed for front-line clinicians 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 underserved 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: Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE); intensive two-day orientation workshop; distance learning offerings; face-to-face meeting or trainings; and clinical consultation
For over 25 years, the Midwest AIDS Training + Education Center (MATEC) has provided educational opportunities to clinicians providing care to HIV patients and those at risk for HIV. The Clinician Scholars Program is MATEC’s latest effort to prioritize the needs of minority and minority-serving clinicians and their communities.
Learn from Leading HIV/AIDS Experts
The MATEC network provides Scholars access to the most up-to-date HIV/AIDS information, resources and training opportunities directed by expert faculty. In the Clinician Scholars Program, 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
Who is Eligible?
The Clinician Scholars Program is open to minority or minority-serving Physicians, Physician Assistants, Advanced Practice Nurses and Clinical Pharmacists who are licensed to provide care in the Midwest and also:
- Provide direct clinical care services
- Understand HIV/AIDS fundamentals
- Seek to increase their capacity to diagnosis, manage and/or prevent HIV infection