Questions About the Fellowship Program

This program is designed for clinicians who have completed postgraduate education and who hold an active license. We accept practitioners who have graduated from an accredited training institution and hold an active license to practice their chosen profession.

Advanced Practice Nurses
Direct Entry Midwives
Licensed Acupuncturists
Licensed Clinical Social Workers
Medical Doctors
Naturopathic Doctors
Occupational Therapists
Osteopathic Doctors
Physical Therapists
Physician Assistants
Registered Dietitians
Registered Nurses/Nurses*
*Nurses: BSNs and RNs with a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field are eligible to apply

If your profession is not listed here, we encourage you to reach out to us to check on your unique situation and eligibility. Contact us here:

Yes, the AIHM Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine was unanimously approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) committee in 2015. This means that MDs and DOs who successfully complete the Fellowship have satisfied ABOIM Eligibility Requirement 7(1) and are eligible to sit for the ABOIM exam.

In March 2021, the AIHM Fellowship went through a rigorous review process and was re-recognized by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health. This recognition is valid through 2026.

A new Fellowship cohort begins every April and October.

Here are some key dates for the cohort beginning in October 2024:
  • Online courses begin on September 30, 2024
  • Workshop 1: December 5-6 and 14-15, 2024
  • Workshop 2: August 7-8 and 14-15, 2025
  • Clinical Immersion: May to September 2026
  • Workshop 3/Annual Conference + Graduation: 2026

The Fellowship is a two-year commitment. You should plan on spending an average of 10 hours per week on your studies. The majority of the curriculum will be done in your virtual classroom. This means you may work on your courses from your home, office, or a favorite Wi-Fi spot. In the curriculum, you will find engaging online content and quizzes, podcasts, video presentations, and the ability to dialogue with faculty and classmates for set dates within the course. Your training will also be supported by a number of seminal documentaries, textbooks and journal articles.

The 2023 tuition and fees Fellowship program is $26,200. This includes the $200 application fee, the $2,000 non-refundable admissions fee, and the tuition of $24,000. For the required 3rd workshop or conference, as well as in-person clinical immersion experience, there may be a minimal additional fee.  Note: these last two items may be completed virtually for no additional expense.

Here is a list of the required documents for the 2023 Fellowship Application:

1) Your current CV (curriculum vitae)
2) Your current professional license
3) Your residency certificate if this pertains to your profession
4) A letter of recommendation (on letterhead and not older than 12 months).
5) Personal Statement*
6) If you are applying for a scholarship, a second letter of recommendation is required.
7) If you are applying for a scholarship, your most recent tax return transcripts/Form 1040 or documents that show your AGI (Adjusted gross income). Be sure to block out/cover any social security numbers on it.
* Personal Statement Prompts/Questions to Answer

  • What first attracted you to go into your chosen profession?
  • What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
  • Why do you want to be admitted to the AIHM Fellowship?
  • How will you use the knowledge and experience gained during this Fellowship to transform your practice, organization and/or community?

Note: The personal statement is weighted in the scholarship rubric.

Yes! The majority of our Fellows work full-time while doing the Fellowship. The program is designed for busy, licensed providers and features asynchronous coursework.

No, you are not required to travel to attend the required components of the Fellowship. You will be able to meet all requirements through virtual offerings. You will have the option to coordinate an in-person experience for the Clinical Immersion and the option to attend the AIHM Annual Conference in person as the third/final workshop in the Fellowship program with additional costs.

All three workshops are virtual and required. The first and second workshops will be two weekdays (Thurs/Fri) in one week and two weekend days (Sat/Sun) the following week. The third and final workshop will include an in-person option as part of the AIHM Annual Conference. This will incur additional costs for registration, travel, and accommodations.

You may be eligible for our Fellowship as an international Fellow if you are a licensed provider in another country with the equivalent of a Master’s degree or higher.

To graduate, you must complete 1,000 hours of courses, three workshops and the clinical immersion. You must also pass an OSCE (Observed Structured Clinical Examination) and a final examination. Additionally, your tuition must be paid in full to receive your certificate of completion.

At your graduation, you will receive a certificate of completion from AIHM. Graduating Fellows who hold an MD or DO degree may be eligible* to sit for the board examination offered by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), part of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). All graduates of our Fellowship program will be encouraged to use the credentials FAIHM after their name. This acronym stands for Fellow of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

*Must meet all additional requirements.

If you are a licensing/credentialing specialist and wish to verify that one of our Fellows is enrolled in the program or that one of our graduates has completed the program, please email and type “Verify an AIHM Fellow” in the subject line.

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“We collaborated with AIHM to have our cardiology fellows (both MDs and NPs) participate in the AIHM Fellowship Program…

“I love that our fellows will get to work in an interdisciplinary team with the AIHM Program.”

— Chris Suhar, MD, 
Medical Director, Scripps Center 
for Integrative Health