Education - Overview
The overarching goal of our education program is to help re-focus medical education on humanistic values that recognize the important inter-relationship of mind, body and spirit; the power of self-care and self-healing; and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. We aim to train health care professionals to be able to draw from the best of both conventional and complementary medicine (integrative medicine) in order to treat the whole person. We also aim to prepare clinical and basic scientists for independent careers in integrative medicine. Our program encompasses undergraduate medical education, residency training, career development, fellowship training, and continuing education conferences.
In January 2001 the British Medical Journal dedicated an issue to complementary and alternative medicine some of which focused on medical education in complementary medicine. You can read one of the accompanying editorials by Dr. Brian Berman, director of the Center for Integrative Medicine.