Clinician Scholars Program

The MATEC Clinician Scholars Program1 is a 12-month training program specifically designed for minority or predominately minority serving, front-line clinical care providers (Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners/Advanced Practice Nurses and Pharmacists), who are interested in the diagnosis, treatment, medical management, and prevention of HIV/AIDS.

For the purposes of this program, minorities are described as African Americans, Alaska Natives, Latinos, American Indians, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders in highly impacted communities.

This year-long fellowship-like mentored experience has demonstrated positive practice improvements as well as impacts on participants’ values and competencies as well as professional identity and linkages to the care system2.


  1. Boehler, M., Schechtman, B., Rivero, R., Jacob, B-A., Sherer, R., Wagner, C., Alabduljabbar, S., Linsk, N.L. (2015) Developing the HIV workforce: The MATEC Clinician Scholars Program. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. 27:3, 246-260
  2. Wagner, C., Carlberg-Rachich, S., Linsk, N.L., Sherer, R., Alabduljabbar, S., Hasnain, M., Rivero, R. “Impacts of Longitudinal mentorship to strengthen the HIV Workforce: Qualitative evidence of changes in clinician’s knowledge, attitudes, and practice.” The Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC), Nov 2017, vol. 28, pp.938-952
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