What are the eligibility requirements for the AIHM Fellowship?
- 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*
- *Registered Nurses, Direct Entry Midwives and others with a master’s or doctorate in health related fields are eligible to apply
What are the dates the next Fellowship class starts?
A new Fellowship cohort begins every April and October. Please contact the Fellowship Team for the exact dates each year!
Is the Fellowship approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)? Does it have other accreditation/approval?
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 approved by the Academic Consortium for Integrative Health & Medicine. This approval is valid through 2026.
How much time is required for the Fellowship?
The Fellowship is a two-year commitment. You should plan on spending an average of 8-12 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.
What is the cost of the Fellowship program?
Do I have to travel?
You will be required to attend three residential retreats and one clinical immersion week. These sessions are a highlight of the program. Here you will engage in experiential sessions, hands-on training, clinical roundtables, and work with clinicians practicing integrative medicine in a variety of settings, allowing you to put your learning into practice.
NOTE: From April 2020 through the end of 2021, all Fellowship in-person events will be offered virtually.
Where are the in-person retreats located?
What are the graduation requirements?
To graduate, you must complete 1000 hours of courses, attend three residential retreats with your cohort, attend the clinical immersion experience, and pass the clinical practicum and final examination. In addition, your tuition must be paid in full to receive your certificate of completion and/or walk at graduation.
What kind of documentation do I receive upon graduation?
At your graduation, you will receive a certificate of completion from AIHM. Graduating Fellows who hold an MD or DO license may be eligible* to sit for board certification through the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). All graduates of our Fellowship will be encouraged to use the credentials FAIHM™ after their name. This acronym is for Fellow of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.
*Must meet all additional requirements.
How do I obtain verification of a Fellow in your program?
I have another question; is there someone I can speak to for more information?
Yes, we would love to connect with you and answer your questions! Contact the Fellowship Team.