Individuals holding a doctorate degree, or anticipating a doctorate within a year, who have an interest in the efficacy and mechanisms of complementary and alternative medical therapies and techniques, are recruited to spend 2, or optionally 3, years as fellows in preparing for a career in academic research. A mentored training program is provided, tailored to the needs and interests of the fellows. Fellowship activities are conducted on site at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A broad range of biological, psychological, and sociological activities at the University are available to the fellows.
Course work in research design and statistics is an integral part of the training. Multilevel mentoring provides skill building in all research endeavors.