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Integrative Medicine Fellowship

Formal Learning Activities

Participants engage in a wide range of didactic and experiential learning activities during the course of the program. Formal interchanges with the program director occur on a monthly basis. Modality seminars, elective activities and special topic discussions also take place regularly.

Formal Meetings with the program director touch upon a variety of topics but typically address issues related to:

Elective topics extend over the entire program. Featured experiential learning components are selected to align with each participant’s special interest area. Examples include:

Each month, fellows explore didactic material designed to complement the clinical training experience with each of our core faculty. The topics covered are taken from both alternative and biologically-based systems.

Alternative Systems


Foundations of Healthy Living

Body-Based Therapies

Holistic Practice Models

Therapeutic Relationships

Nutrition

Research

Alternative Whole Systems

Herbs/Supplements

Education

Mind-Body Medicine

Energy Medicine

Transformational Leadership


Biologically-Based Systems


Respiratory (Asthma, URI)

Neurology (Headache)

Gynecology/Urology

Allergy

Chronic Pain

Gastrointestinal

Cancer

Endocrine

Dental Health

Cardiovascular

Mental Health (Anxiety, Depression)

Palliative Care

Fellows spend sixty percent of their time devoted to the practice of integrative medicine at the University of Michigan Integrative Family Medicine Clinic and, in so doing, learn to apply a broad range of alternative therapies to patient care. In the fall, fellows participate in intensive review and sit for the certifying exam given by the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine.