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 Kernan Hospital Clinic 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
Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No
Delia Chiaramonte, M.D.
Last Revision: April 9, 2013