Integrative Medicine

The Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) program is a 150+ hour, competency-based curriculum, developed by the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. The IMR provides valuable knowledge in the field of integrative medicine. Integrative medicine’s goal is to deliver healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person – including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies.

The IMR curriculum covers integrative approaches to prevention and chronic illness management providing evidence-based content in lifestyle medicine and behavioral change, nutrition and dietary supplements, botanical medicine, mind-body approaches, environmental health, manual medicine.

This curriculum is available for both tracks, and it is REQUIRED for the Alvernon track.

To complement the online curriculum, there is dedicated time for on-site Integrative Medicine teaching and activities:

  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Qi Gong
  • Cooking and hands on nutrition training
  • Motivational Interviewing training
  • Meditation
  • Energy Medicine
  • Mindfulness activities
  • Resiliency training