The UMIM Education program provides a broad selection of U-M faculty development opportunities and medical curricula to support the study of integrative medicine.
- To educate students, residents, faculty, health professionals and the public about integrative healthcare practice and its context of relationship-centered care.
- To collaborate with community practitioners and academic faculty in the development of innovative educational programs.
- To nationally distribute curriculum materials and publish evaluation results related to our educational activities.
UMIM oversees a variety of educational initiatives at the University of Michigan including:
Continuing Education. UMIM offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) to physicians, other health professionals, and students in partnership with the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians. Our last conference, “Creating Wellness: An integrative approach to primary care” was held on March 29-30, 2012. Complete description is available on the MAFP website.
Medical School Curriculum. Originally supported by a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), UMIM piloted its first Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) courses for medical students during the Fall Term of 2000. A unique aspect of the CAM course sequence is that it is longitudinal, extending across the entire four-year Medical School curriculum.
Integrative Medicine Fellowship (IMF). IM fellows receive training in Integrative Family Medicine during the one year fellowship. Fellows will learn about and experience various modalities within CAM, interact with integrative physicians and alternative providers, focus on self-care, and develop an integrative approach to patient care while working in the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Wellness Clinic.
Faculty Scholars Program. This year-long, multi-disciplinary program provides selected faculty from the Medical School, colleges of Pharmacy and LS&A, and schools of Business, Dentistry, Social Work, Nursing and Public Health with an opportunity to explore the theoretical principles, clinical practices and evidence related to complementary alternative and integrative therapies.