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Integrative Medicine - FAPH 544

Prerequisites:

Completion of all junior year clerkships.

Location:

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:

12

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.

Hours:

Monday through Friday - Yes
Evenings - No
Weekends - No
Call - No

Faculty Responsible:

Delia Chiaramonte, M.D.
(443) 695-9219
(410) 706-6211
dchiaramonte@compmed.umm.edu  

Administrative Contact:

Albra Prager
(410) 706-6166
aprager@compmed.umm.edu  

 

Last Revision: December 4, 2013