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Learn about our fellowship programs and educational work in Integrative Healthcare

The Institute is committed to furthering the field of integrative healthcare by educating health professionals and trainees from a wide range of disciplines as well as patients and the community about this new and evolving model of healthcare.

Our physician fellowship program in integrative healthcare was one of the first in the nation, and our programs at the residency and medical student level have helped set the standards for physician training in this area. Our innovative fellowship program for licensed acupuncturists, started in 2008, trains fellows for treating patients in the acute care hospital setting. Our teaching program offers opportunities for nurses, psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals to learn about integrative healthcare approaches through our year-long in-depth weekly seminar course.

Our education leaders are influencing curricula at the regional and national level, collaborating with other integrative healthcare centers and medical schools with initiatives to incorporate training in integrative and complementary healthcare into traditional medical training.

The goal of our education program is to expand the number of health professionals in the New York area and elsewhere with a substantive understanding of the integrative approach to healthcare. We are especially committed to training healthcare practitioners planning to work in medically underserved patient populations, as this segment of society has had little access to many of the benefits of integrative healthcare to date.

Our Online Informatics and Education program has actively addressed the information needs of consumers in integrative healthcare. Our grant-funded online patient education courses provide in-depth, evidence-based, multi-media information and experiential learning programs on integrative approaches to diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, IBS, depression, and preparing for surgery.

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