About the Center
Inspiring the pursuit of health
and the transformation of healthcare
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine is internationally recognized for its innovative educational programs, evidence-based clinical practice, and research that substantiates the field of integrative medicine and influences public policy.
Since its creation in 1994, the Center's vision of making integrative care available to all is being realized worldwide. Graduates of our programs are now guiding more than 8 million patients to take a greater role in their health and healing. Explore our site to learn more!
The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine:
Developed the first and most comprehensive academic curriculum in integrative medicine.
Co-founded the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, with Duke University and the University of Massachusetts. The Consortium has more than 70 member institutions engaged in clinical, educational, and research programs in integrative medicine.
Created the first Integrative Medicine in Residency program, which is a national model for training of all physicians in integrative medicine.
Offers the largest Fellowship in the world, having graduated more than 1600 Fellows in Integrative Medicine, with 160 new practitioners accepted to the Fellowship each year thereafter.
Has trained doctors in 50 U.S. states and 15 countries and territories.
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What is Integrative Medicine/Integrative Health?
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In addition to educating the best and brightest healthcare professionals, we're working to ensure that integrative care is available to as many people as possible. With a commitment to build integrative healthcare up in underserved communities, and projects to make sure that patient-centered sustainable care becomes an integral part of primary healthcare through initiatives like the National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (NCIPH) we hope that one day all healthcare will be integrative healthcare.
The Center serves patients directly at a small consultative practice in Tucson, partnering with patients to facilitate healing by using a wide range of therapies from conventional and complementary traditions.
AWCIM research activities contribute rigorous scientific studies on the integration of complementary therapies with conventional medicine, with a focus on educational research, corporate health improvement research, and methods to study clinical outcomes in integrative medicine.
Our research director, Esther Sternberg, MD, is working to establish collaborative, multidisciplinary translational research program that is exploring the science of the mind-body connection from varying perspectives and then translating those findings into IM practice. Toward this end, AWCIM has also partnered with other University of Arizona units to form the Institute on Place and Wellbeing, of which Dr. Sternberg is the founding director.
The Center offers a broad range of educational opportunities for health care professionals with an interest in learning and practicing the principles of integrative medicine. The majority of the Center's educational offerings are online, including our flagship program: The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine.
Other programs include the Integrative Health & Lifestyle program (IHeLp), Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching, Wellness and Lifestyle Series, Integrative Medicine in Residency, Integrative Medicine Distinction Track, and the Integrative Medicine Elective Rotation.
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