|Application fee: This fee is submitted along with the Fellowship application and, like other payments, it is made online. It is non-refundable.||$150|
|Holding fee: Once you are accepted to the Fellowship, there is a non-refundable holding fee, due within 15 days of acceptance.||$1,500|
|Deposit: Your deposit is due 60 days from acceptance. Should you be accepted less than 60 days prior to class start, your holding fee and deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance. For a time, the deposit (minus an administration fee) is refundable. Deposit refund requests must be made within 4 months of payment. Once the class begins, the deposit is no longer refundable.||$4,000|
|Tuition: We offer a number of payment options so you can plan and budget accordingly for the two years of study. Payments may be structured in one of the following ways:
|CME: To allow physicians to meet continuing education requirements for licensure, CME credit is offered for the residential weeks and some online curriculum, totaling approximately 80-100 hours over the two years.||No additional cost|
Other expenses: Fellows are independently responsible for a number of other costs not included in tuition: computer hardware and internet access charges, recommended and optional text books, and lodging and travel expenses for residential weeks in Tucson, for example. (Breakfasts, lunches and some dinners are covered by tuition.)
The following illustrates potential residential week expenses:
Hotel stay for one week: $950
For the 3 required residential weeks, these charges could total $5,385.
|Total estimated expenses for the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine||$40,085.00|
Tuition, Expenses, and Scholarships
The tuition for the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine is $34,550 for two years, inclusive of the holding fee and deposit.
The tuition covers online course content, participation in dialogues and special interest groups, faculty interaction, and some residential week expenses.
- Access to all online course content
- Participation in dialogues and special interest groups
- Retreat tuition, most meals & materials at Residential Weeks
- Access to selected integrative medicine faculty and practitioners
- Coursework and Residential Week CME
Tuition does not cover the following:
- Computer hardware, software, or Internet access charges
- Recommended or optional texts
- Lodging and travel expenses for Residential Week visits
- Costs associated with guests attending Residential Weeks
- Participation in other University of Arizona programs
- Any other incidental expenses not mentioned above
Required payments for the 2020-2022 Spring and 2020-2022 Fall
Non-Refundable Holding fee: $1,500 due within 15 days of acceptance
Deposit: $4,000 due within 60 days of acceptance*
*If acceptance notification is made less than 60 days prior to class start date, you will be asked to pay the holding fee and deposit immediately upon acceptance.
Balance payment: Flexible (see details below) - $29,050.00
* Does not include a $150 non-refundable application fee due during application process.
Please note: All Fellows must attend the required Residential Weeks scheduled. Residential Week Schedules for upcoming classes are below.
Spring 2020-2022 Class (beginning February 3, 2020)
Spring Class Residential weeks:
- Res Week 1: March 22-26, 2020
- Res Week 2: February 28- March 4, 2021 (tentative)
- Res Week 3: Dates To Be Determined
Fall 2020-2022 Class (beginning August 3, 2020)
Fall Class Residential weeks:
- Res Week 1: October 11-15, 2020
- Res Week 2: November 7-11, 2021 (tentative)
- Res Week 3: Dates To Be Determined
Application, Holding Fees & Deposit
Terms of Deposit
- Application fee ($150) is non-refundable
- Once applicant is accepted, payment of the Holding Fee ($1500) and Deposit ($4000) secures their place in the next open class
- Holding Fee is non-refundable; Deposit becomes non-refundable on the day the class begins
Payment may be made online with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express, or via mail by personal check or cashier's check
Payments may be structured in a variety of ways including:
- 1 payment of $29,050
- 2 yearly payments of $14,525
- 8 quarterly payments of $3,631.25
- 20 monthly payments of $1,481.55 (with fees)
We'd be happy to answer any questions or further discuss tuition payment options that work for you. Please contact AzCIM Admissions.
The scholarships listed below are available to Fellowship-Accepted participants, who will not be receiving financial support from their institution to complete this program. Please see below for specific scholarship details. You only have to submit one application. We will consider you for any of the scholarships for which you qualify. Selected candidates will only be awarded one scholarship. Enrollment in 2020-2022 Spring class is mandatory. All our scholarships are need-based so FAFSA scores and statements of need are highly recommended.
Scholarship for Participants Practicing in Underserved Areas
The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to bringing integrative medicine to underserved populations.
We have scholarships for up to $15,000.00 available to accepted participants serving an underserved population. Please include a short statement of how you serve these patients. Please indicate in your statement if you work for the Indian Health Service, in a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center, or a Community Healthcare Center. If you are an international participant, please include a short statement outlining the underserved population you serve.
The amount of the scholarship is dependent on several factors: quality of essay, program application, CV, statement of need, FAFSA, and letter of support from your director or a colleague. We would also want to see a long-term commitment to working with underserved populations.
Scholarships for PAs and APRNs
There is one scholarship for up to $15,000.00 available for an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or a Physician Assistant. The amount of the scholarship is dependent on the quality of essay, program application, CV, statement of need, FAFSA, and letter of support from your director or a colleague.
$7,500 Scholarships for Spring 2020-2022
These competitive scholarships will be available to any Fellowship-accepted participant and are up to $7500 each. The Center typically provides 4 scholarships per class. The scholarship awards are dependent on several factors: quality of essay, program application, CV, statement of need, FAFSA, and letter of support from your director or a colleague. Work with underserved populations is a plus but not a requirement.
Before applying for a scholarship, you must apply and be accepted to the Fellowship. Once you have received your acceptance notice:
- Prepare a 500-word essay explaining why you wish to participate in the Fellowship, how you intend to use the knowledge and experience gained, and how this will impact your community.
- Request and obtain one letter from your institution director, supervisor, or a colleague endorsing your work and application to the Fellowship. This letter should include:
- Their awareness and endorsement of your application in the Fellowship
- Recognition that, if selected, recipients will be expected to adhere to the curricular schedule outlined in the program. This commitment includes an average of 8-10 hours of online and/or other learning for the duration of the program. You are required to stay current with your coursework. Attend all three required residential retreats in Tucson.
- Documentation that you are in good standing within your clinical setting.
- Comments regarding your work performance and personal characteristics.
Optional materials to provide to the scholarship committee to demonstrate need or work with the underserved. One or more of the listed materials may be provided.
- Complete a FAFSA and upload your FAFSA Confirmation Page Email. A FAFSA allows the scholarship committee to compare need objectively. Your FAFSA is being used for evaluation purposes only, the center is unable to offer federal loans to pay for the Fellowship. All our scholarships are need-based so FAFSA scores and statements of need are highly recommended.
- Please include a short statement of need. All our scholarships are need-based so FAFSA scores and statements of need are highly recommended.
- Please include a short statement of how you treat the underserved. Please indicate in your statement if you work for the Indian Health Service, in a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center, or a Community Healthcare Center. If you are an international participant, please include a short statement outlining the underserved population you treat.
December 2, 2019 is the deadline for submitting a scholarship application for the classes starting in 2020 Spring.