IFM - Education

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

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Mission
  • 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.
Program Descriptions

Continuing Education

We hold a two day conference every other year 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 December 2018 conference which is currently being planned.

Medical School Curriculum

Originally supported by a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U-M Integrative Family Medicine program piloted its first Integrative Medicine courses for medical students during the Fall Term of 2000. A unique aspect of this course sequence is it's longitudinal nature, extending across the entire four-year Medical School curriculum. Due to an extensive curriculum redesign within the medical school this has changed but our program continues to advocate for the inclusion of Integrative Medicine within the medical school curriculum.

Integrative Medicine Fellowship

IM fellows receive training in Integrative Family Medicine during the one year fellowship. Fellows will learn about and experience various integrative medicine modalities, interact with integrative physicians and alternative providers, focus on self-care, develop an integrative approach to patient care while working in the University of Michigan Integrative Family Medicine Clinic, and develop a research project that advances our understanding of Integrative Medicine.