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Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

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Integrative Medicine in Residency

Integrative Medicine in Residency is. . .

A 200-hour competency-based, online curriculum in integrative medicine, designed for incorporation into primary care residency education.

Developed by leaders in integrative medicine (IM), the Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) program addresses a demand for residency training in IM, for both faculty and residents. IMR was launched in 2008 with eight pilot sites, and continues to expand across the United States and into Canada. IMR serves as the national model for addressing topics currently not included in conventional medical education.


  • Online, interactive curriculum accessible 24 hours per day.
  • Modular format can be incorporated longitudinally or as a rotation, elective, or area of concentration.
  • Responds to Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competency-based education.
  • Resource for faculty development.
  • Case-based, interactive learning and streaming video.
  • Online access to seminal literature and reference materials.
  • Experiential exercises and process-oriented group activities.
  • Resources for clinical application.

Resident Health and Wellbeing
IMR is committed to developing physicians who model the healthy lifestyle they learn about, have a positive sense of well-being, and are relationship-centered in their approach to medical care. This philosophy is incorporated into the curriculum, reflective exercises, and collaboration with faculty and peers.

IMR users evaluate the online curriculum regularly, enabling regular curriculum updates. Residents' fulfillment of ACGME competencies is measured through a variety of assessment tools. Records are stored in individual electronic portfolios for easy access by faculty and program directors.

IMR Family Medicine Residencies

IMR Internal Medicine Residencies

IMR Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residencies

IMR Preventive Medicine Residencies