Education

The UMIM Education program provides a broad selection of U-M faculty development opportunities and medical curricula to support the study of integrative medicine.

Mission

Program Descriptions

UMIM oversees a variety of educational initiatives at the University of Michigan including:

Continuing Education. We hold a two day conference every other March designed to share best practices around integrative health. With a focus on interprofessional education and team based care, our goal is to help transform the healthcare landscape. Please stay tuned for more information about our upcoming March 2017 conference which is currently being planned.

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.