Integrative Medicine - FAPH 544
Completion of all junior year clerkships.
University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine - Most sessions will be held at the Center for Integrative Medicine administrative offices on campus (East Hall). Some sessions will be held at University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute or at private CAM practices within the area.
Description and Goals:
- Provide an introduction to the integrative approach to patient care, including the appropriate use of complementary medicine modalities.
- Provide a basic understanding of each of the following complementary disciplines: Acupuncture, Mind-Body Medicine, Chiropractic, Homeopathy, Herbal Medicine, Manual Medicine, Nutrition, Spirituality, Complementary Medicine Research, and others. Look at the evidence base for CAM.
- Review the evidence for, and against, commonly used complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities.
- Evaluate the safety of various CAM modalities.
- Improve student's ability to communicate with patients, colleagues, and CAM practitioners about CAM.
The student will:
- Observe a CAM practitioner or integrative physician in the clinical setting.
- Make attendance at all sessions a priority (unless excused for interview, illness etc)
- Develop an evidence-based integrative treatment plan for a patient (real or hypothetical) and present the plan to the class.
Number of Students:
Time of Year Available:
Academic weeks 29-32; Academic weeks 37-40
Additional slots may be available on a case by case basis and interested students should contact Dr. Chiaramonte.
Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No
Delia Chiaramonte, M.D.
Michelle I. Peralta
Last Revision: January 9, 2014