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*
- *Registered Nurses, Direct Entry Midwives and others with a master’s or doctorate in health related fields 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 a Student Services representative.
Is the Fellowship approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)?
Yes, the AIHM Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine was unanimously approved by 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.
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?
The 2019 tuition for the two year Fellowship program is $24,000. There is a separate $200 application fee. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable holding fee of $1,500 will be required to secure a spot in the class. The holding fee will be applied towards the total tuition amount. For retreats and the clinical immersion experience, air travel, accommodations, some meals, ground transportation and incidentals are the Fellow’s responsibility.
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.
Where are the in-person retreats located?
The residential retreats will take place in La Jolla or San Diego, CA. The clinical immersion experience will take place in a variety of locations, including Portland, OR; San Francisco, CA; and San Diego, CA. Accepted applicants will be provided with details in a timely manner.
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 will 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.