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Integrative Medicine Distinction Track

 Integrative Medicine Distinction TrackFirst year University of Arizona medical students who are interested in enhancing their medical training with additional experiences in integrative medicine are welcome to apply to the Integrative Medicine Distinction Track (IMDT). Students will receive an introduction to the vast set of integrative medicine modalities available for use with their patients, while working within the conventional medical system. They will learn integrative approaches to various health conditions, participate in didactic special topic sessions, complete interactive online modules, develop self-care plans, and participate in patient conferences to develop treatment plans.

Why you should enroll in the IM Distinction Track
This Distinction Track will give you the opportunity to study the philosophy and practice of integrative medicine in a meaningful and substantial way throughout your four years of medical school. Your curriculum was designed by one of the leading integrative medicine programs in the country, by internationally-recognized faculty, Sessionsand the exposure to prevention- and healing-oriented medicine is an experience that will enrich your medical training.

What you will learn in the IM Distinction Track
Students will receive an introduction to the vast set of integrative medicine modalities available for use with their patients, while working within the conventional medical system. You will learn integrative approaches to various health conditions, participate in didactic special topic sessions, complete interactive online modules, develop self-care plans, and participate in patient conferences to develop treatment plans.

IM Distinction Track Requirements
M1 M2 M3 M4
Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds Integrative Medicine Grand Rounds
FCM Integrative Medicine Patient Conference FCM Integrative Medicine Patient Conference FCM Integrative Medicine Patient Conference FCM Integrative Medicine Patient Conference
Didactic Special Topics session Didactic Special Topics session Didactic Special Topics session Didactic Special Topics session
Healer's Art program
Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health online module   Prevention/Wellness module; Motivational Interviewing module Whole systems module
Monthly progress self-care sessions Monthly progress self-care sessions    
  Integrative Medicine History & Physical    
    Integrative Medicine Elective (IMER 899Aa)
      Capstone paper plus oral exam
Discussion

How your work will be recognized
This Distinction Track is designed to allow students to be academically recognized by the University of Arizona College of Medicine for their participation in integrative medicine training during medical school. This is complementary to your degree program; recognition of successful completion of the IM Distinction Track will be noted on your Dean's Letter and transcript, and you will receive special acknowledgement during your graduation ceremony.

When you should apply
The IM Distinction Track will be available to first year medical students beginning with the Fall 2012 semester. Interested students must declare their intent to be in the Distinction Track before the end of their first year of medical school.

How do students apply to the IMDT?
The application process is a simple web form.

First year students, apply here.

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