IMR Family Medicine
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, in collaboration with leading experts in integrative medicine, has developed an online integrative medicine curriculum designed specifically for the education of family medicine residents in training. This curriculum offers topics not typically included in conventional medical education such as nutrition, dietary supplements, mind-body medicine, environmental medicine, non-pharmacological approaches to pain and more. First introduced in 2008, this program has been adopted by more than 75 residencies internationally. The curriculum and resources are updated on a regular basis to reflect the ever-growing evidence that supports this field.
The landscape of medicine is changing, and physicians are dealing with more chronic illnesses and stress-related disorders that often are not fully addressed with conventional medicine treatments. Patient demand is high and new approaches for prevention and expanded treatment options are urgently needed.