About the Program
What are the eligibility requirements for the AIHM Fellowship?

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: fellowship@aihm.org

Is the Fellowship approved by the ABOIM and American Board of Integrative Medicine? 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.

What are the dates the next Fellowship class starts?

A new Fellowship cohort begins every April and October.

Some key dates for the cohort beginning in October 2023:

  • Online classes begin: October 2,  2023
  • Workshop 1: December 7-8 & 16-17, 2023
  • Workshop 2: August 8-9 & 17-18, 2024
  • Clinical Immersion: May through September 2025
  • Workshop or Conference & Graduation: October 2025
How much time is required for the Fellowship?
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.
What is the cost of the Fellowship program?

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.

What is required for the Fellowship application?

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.

Can I work full-time and do the Fellowship?
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.
Do I have to travel or attend any in person components of the Fellowship?

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.

Are the required workshops in person?

Currently, all Fellowship workshops will be offered virtually.  The third workshop will be connected to the AIHM Annual Conference. Fellows will have the option to join this event in person with some additional costs. The first and second retreats will be 2 weekdays (Thurs/Fri) in one week and 2 weekend days (Sat/Sun) the following week. All 4 days are required.

I live outside of the United States. Am I eligible for the Fellowship?
We have many wonderful international Fellows or graduates from over 15 countries. You may be eligible for our Fellowship as an international Fellow if you are a licensed provider in another country and you are currently seeing patients in that country. If you would like your case reviewed, please send your CV and a brief email about you and what you do to fellowship@aihm.org
What are the graduation requirements?

To graduate, you must complete: 1000 hours of courses, three workshops (with your cohort), the clinical immersion, and pass the clinical practicum and final examination. Additionally, 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?
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 fellowship@aihm.org and type “Verify an AIHM Fellow” in the subject line.
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.