Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • 01-Jul-2016 to 01-Dec-2022 (EST)
  • Barnard Medical Center
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Other
  • Other

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 outpatient primary care practice offers nutritional education and support, emphasizing a plant-based diet, to all of its patients.

About this Rotation Opportunity

If you are a clinician-in-training 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, observation of medical nutrition therapy with dietitians, and participation in patient nutrition education classes.

Rotation participants may also have the opportunity to 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 plant-based meal options in hospitals.

All rotation participants will receive a full-day orientation at the start of their rotation and ongoing support from their clinician mentor.


  • Those eligible to apply include:
    • Medical residents
    • Registered nurses in a master of science nurse practitioner program
    • Medical students
    • Students in a master of science physician assistant studies program
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in the health benefits of a plant-based diet and the Barnard Medical Center's unique approach to primary care and chronic disease prevention.

How to apply

In your application, you will have the opportunity to indicate your preferred time-frame for the rotation, which typically are two 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.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The Barnard Medical Center typically has 2-3 spots available each month for rotation participants. We will do our best to accommodate your desired time-frames.

For more information, contact the Physicians Committee's Human Resources department at

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