More About Dr. Brocchini
Dr. Brocchini went to Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and graduated with honors earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, she went to medical school at Stanford University Medical School and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford Hospital. While a senior resident, she was presented two prestigious awards from the Stanford University department of Internal Medicine. The Charles B. Dorsey Award for excellence in patient care and the award for Professionalism during her internship and residency at Stanford. She is in the unique position of being board certified in Internal Medicine and being trained in Functional, Herbal and Integrative medicine.
Dr. Brocchini recently joined an elite group of practitioners to have initiated studies with the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine. The program was launched in 1997 by integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD. The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine is a 1,000-hour, two-year distance-learning program for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine leads the transformation of healthcare by raining a new generation of health professionals. The Center actively supports and empowers individuals and communities to optimize health and wellbeing through evidence-based, sustainable, integrative approaches. It embodies the philosophy and practice of healing-orientated medicine, addressing mind, body and spirit and making use of conventional and alternative therapies as appropriate-including all aspects of lifestyle-and emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient.
“We’re excited to have Dr. Brocchini as a graduate of this competitive and intensive program of study,” said Hilary McClafferty, MD, assistant professor, co-director of the fellowship, and director of the Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency Program for the UA Center for Integrative Medicine. “She showed a deep commitment to medicine and patient care in her personal statement and application and I am fully confident that this two-years of additional training will give Dr. Brocchini the tools to excel in integrative medicine and become a leader in the field.”