Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
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Application for Clinical Rotations at the Barnard Medical Center (For foreign medical students and medical residents)
at Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
- 11-Sep-2017 to 10-Dec-2020 (EST)
- Barnard Medical Center
- Washington, DC, USA
About the Barnard Medical Center
Founded by Neal Barnard, M.D., president of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, the Barnard Medical Center uses a new model of health care that recognizes the fundamental importance of diet and lifestyle in the prevention, treatment, and possible reversal of many chronic diseases. In addition to providing top-of-the-line medical care, our outpatient primary care practice offers nutritional education and support, emphasizing a plant-based diet, to all of its patients.
About this Rotation Opportunity
If you are a clinician-in-training who would like to learn how to integrate nutrition education and disease prevention into medical practice and learn more about plant-based nutrition, consider applying for this unique opportunity to visit an organization working to revolutionize health care. Clinical rotations will include shadowing of patient visits with our clinicians (please note that for legal reasons, participants from foreign institutions may not participate in direct patient care), observation of medical nutrition therapy with dietitians, and participation in patient nutrition education classes.
Rotation participants may also have the opportunity to participate in clinical research on the effects of a plant-based diet and learn about the Physicians Committee's other work, such as legislative advocacy, modernizing medical education by replacing the use of animals at medical centers, reforming nutrition education in medical schools, and promoting plant-based meal options in hospitals.
All rotation participants will receive a full-day orientation at the start of their rotation and ongoing support from their clinician mentor.
- Those eligible to apply include:
- Medical residents
- Registered nurses in a master of science nurse practitioner program
- Medical students
- Students in a master of science physician assistant studies program
- Dietetic students
- Applicants should have a strong interest in the health benefits of a plant-based diet and the Barnard Medical Center's unique approach to primary care and chronic disease prevention.
How to apply
In your application, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred time-frame for the rotation, which typically are two weeks in duration for foreign participants. Please submit your application at least three months in advance of your desired start date. This unpaid rotation opportunity is not available as employment. The Barnard Medical Center is located in the Metro-accessible Friendship Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Housing accommodations near the Barnard Medical Center office may be available at no cost.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The Barnard Medical Center typically has 2-3 spots available each month for rotation participants. We will do our best to accommodate your desired time-frames.
For more information, contact the Physicians Committee's Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org.