Clinician Scholars Program

Clinician Scholars Program


The Clinician Scholars Program is designed for front-line clinicians who are interested in expanding their capacity to provide HIV/AIDS care, aiming to increase the number of clinicians that provide care to underserved or disproportionately affected populations.

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 MATEC 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


Scholars receive twelve months of structured, yet participant-centered, in-depth training on HIV/AIDS diagnosis, treatment, medical management and prevention of HIV infection. The program 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 a two-day immersion institute at the start of the program, monthly collaborative learning sessions and Scholar case discussion, distance learning offerings, face-to-face meeting or trainings, and clinical consultation


The MATEC Clinician Scholars Program is open to minority or predominantly minority-serving Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses and Clinical Pharmacists who are licensed to provide care in the Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

The application window is currently closed. Applications for the 2021-2022 MATEC Clinician Scholars Program will be open between May 1, 2021 and July 15, 2021.
The program year begins September 1st and runs through August 31st of the following year. Applications are reviewed by both local and regional partners and a cohort of 20-25 clinicians is chosen to participate in that year’s program cohort.


For more information, contact Rachel Fogleman, Regional Minority AIDS Initiative Coordinator, at


MATEC Regional Headquarters
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
1919 W. Taylor Street (MC779), 8th Floor
Chicago IL 60612