Integrative Medicine Fellowship
The fellowship consists of 12 months of training and hands-on experience working in an integrative family medicine clinic. Learning experiences are grouped into the following curricular domains:
- Healing Modalities
- Integrating Healthcare: Planning, Collaborating, Implementing
- Transformational Leadership Development
Integrative Medicine fellows work one-on-one with leaders in Integrative Holistic Medicine, Nutrition, Anthroposophic Medicine, and Naturopathy. They gain clinical experience in the University of Michigan Integrative Family Medicine Clinic that models best practices in integrative primary care providing primary care Integrative Medicine: as well as IM consultations. Fellows also:
- Achieve competency in a self-determined area of integrative practice Past fellows have sought training in skills such as acupuncture, massage, osteopathic manipulation, mind-body pain, and somatic experiencing.
- Interact with complementary and alternative practitioners in the community to explore Integrative Pharmacy, Holistic Nutrition, Massage, Mind-Body skills, and other therapeutic modalities
- Engage in interdisciplinary learning activities that focus on topics such as journal writing, health coaching, spiritual care, healing relationships, and professional collaboration
- Participate in interactive core curriculum seminars on a broad spectrum of integrative healthcare issues; for example, the treatment of chronic pain, cancer, and cardiovascular disease
- Have the opportunity to participate in research projects, professional conferences, faculty development initiatives, and formal certification programs
- Participate in the University of Michigan Faculty Scholars Program
- Teach medical students, residents and practicing physicians
Graduates of the University of Michigan Integrative Medicine Fellowship model best practices in integrative healthcare by embracing healing-oriented and evidence-based medicine that takes into account the whole person (body, mind, emotions, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. This philosophy emphasizes therapeutic relationships and recognizes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.