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.
- 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
- 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