Integrative Medicine in Residency

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

In collaboration with leading experts in IM, the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, developed the IMR program in 2008 to address the increasing demand for IM training in residency. IMR has expanded across the United States, into Canada, and other international programs.

This award-winning curriculum has seen more than 1,700 residents complete the program. Many take this broad and deep understanding of the entire picture of integrative medicine and go on to complete the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and pursue careers in academic medical education. IMR was presented the “Innovative Program Award” from the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM).

In addition to resident education, IMR supports faculty development through monthly video leadership collaborative meetings and an annual Faculty Development Meeting in Tucson, AZ.


  • 24-hour access for residents
  • Easily incorporated into existing curricula
  • Aligns with learning objectives within the ACGME core competency domains
  • Scalable and flexible depending on your unique program needs
  • Faculty learning with CME available
  • 24/7 access to resident completion dashboards for site leaders
  • Read-only access available for adjunct faculty with no fees
  • Academic Resource Library for Faculty: Additional teaching materials, presentations, and handouts


The IMR curriculum is revised annually to provide up-to-date evidence-based integrative medicine content. IMR also provides in-course links to relevant, evidence-based, peer-reviewed publications through Pub-Med and incorporates novel online interactive teaching strategies. IMR strengthens the residency curriculum and fills gaps in conventional Graduate Medical Education through courses such as:

  • Nutrition, Vitamins, Minerals, Botanicals, and the Anti-Inflammatory Diet
  • Interprofessional Wellbeing (meets many ACGME common program requirements for assessment and education)
  • Integrative Approaches to Pain Management
  • Mind-Body techniques and tools
  • Emphasizes lifestyle and wellness interventions that are a core tenant of integrative medicine
Integrative Medicine in Residency Curriculum


IMR pricing is on a per-user basis, based on the number of contact hours of the specific curriculum. Residents will get access to the IMR curriculum for the duration of their residency.

Faculty Learner

Residencies exploring adding IMR to thier curiculum may enroll faculty individually.

  • Enrolled in an IMR program with other IMR faculty.
  • Full Participant - record completions, complete exams, answer reflection questions, etc.
  • Receives IMR Certificate of Completion upon meeting requirements.
  • CME credit available for some courses.
  • Cost: $2,065.
Integrative Medicine in Residency Pricing


IMR is the premiere program in the United States to teach medical residents about Integrative Medicine. The 200-hour online distance education program was created by leaders in the field and has grown substantially since its introduction in 2008.

Courses are modular and allow great flexibility, It can be a longitudinal program, a set of electives, an elective rotation, or courses can be included in a track.

All residents have access to the web-based curriculum at any time, and the courses are also available for faculty development.

Benefits to your Program, Residents and Faculty:

  • Enhances resident recruitment and program branding
  • Meets many of the ACGME requirements for physician well-being assessment and education
  • Helps residents address patient questions about complementary and alternative therapies
  • Serves as a faculty development tool and provides basic IM skills and tools to provide integrative approaches in a clinical setting.
  • Resident learn integrative approaches to common conditions- learning the allopathic approach blended seamlessly with the evidence-based recommendations for supplements, dietary, mind-body, manual medicine, botanicals and more.