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 practice offers nutritional education and support, emphasizing a plant-based diet, to all of its patients.
About this Rotation Opportunity
If you are a medical student, medical resident, physician assistant student, or registered nurse in a master of science nurse practitioner program 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 supervised direct patient care and participation in patient nutrition education classes.
Rotation participants may also have the opportunity to observe medical nutrition therapy with dietitians, 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 healthy foods in hospitals.
All rotation participants will receive a full-day orientation at the start of their rotation and ongoing support from their clinician sponsor.
- Applicants should be a current medical student, medical resident, physician assistant student, or registered nurse in a master of science nurse practitioner program. While medical students or medical residents from outside the United States are welcome to apply, the duration of the rotation for these foreign applicants may be limited to one to two weeks and due to licensing issues, may not include direct, unsupervised patient care.
- Enthusiasm for the Barnard Medical Center’s unique approach to primary care and chronic disease prevention, including the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
How to apply
In your application (see links below), you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred timeframe for the rotation, which typically are four weeks in duration. 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, if needed.
- U.S. medical residents, medical students, or nurse practitioner students, click here to complete our online application.
- Foreign medical students or medical residents, click here to complete our online application.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The Barnard Medical Center typically has one spot available each month for a rotation participant. We will do our best to accommodate your desired timeframes.
For more information, contact the Physicians Committee’s Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org.