Flexible Online Learning Platform
The majority of the curriculum will be delivered in a virtual classroom environment, enabling you to work from your home, of ce, or favorite WI-FI spot. The online curriculum is comprised of online content, quizzes, podcasts, video presentations, and dialogues with faculty and classmates.
Fellows are required to attend three on-site residential retreats during the Fellowship. During this in-person experience, topics such as nutrition, botanical medicine, dietary supplements, biofield therapy, Chinese medicine, yoga, and meditation are explored in a dynamic, interpersonal, group setting. Retreats are held in San Diego, California.
The AIHM Fellowship program includes a Clinical Immersion course that all Fellows are currently required to complete. It is a defining feature of the Fellowship training and receives excellent reviews from Fellows across all professions. The course will include a 3-day clinical rotation at one of our clinical partner locations: Portland, Oregon; San Francisco, California; or San Diego, California.
The Clinical Immersion course brings tremendous value to the Fellows’ education because it provides an opportunity to see integrative medicine practiced across different professions and in very different settings. For some Fellows, the experience will be the first of its kind and provides insight into the interprofessional team approach to integrative medicine, the business aspects of integrative medicine, and the delivery of integrative medicine to underserved populations.
Our Clinical Partners
Our current clinical partners include the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM) and Guarneri Integrative Health, Inc. at Pacific Pearl La Jolla.
Fellows choose a location where they will spend 3 days in clinical immersion, culminating with a required interprofessional Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) designed by the Fellowship team to assess the Fellows’ integrative approach to patient care.
In Portland, Fellows have the opportunity to rotate through any number of OCIM partner clinics or local private clinics. The OCIM partners include Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), University of Western States (UWS) and Pacific University.
In La Jolla, California, Fellows will have the opportunity to spend 3 days in the Pacific Pearl, La Jolla Clinic, which is under the medical direction of Dr. Mimi Guarneri, President of AIHM.
Graduating Fellows who hold an MD or DO license may be eligible† to sit for board certification through the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). Other professions will receive a graduation certification in Integrative Medicine.
† Must meet all other requirements for ABOIM. Learn more here.
Earn CME Credit
AIHM Fellowship Residential Retreats offer Fellows the ability to claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The total amount of CME/CE credit available to claim varies by retreat.