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Student Education

The Center for Integrative Medicine works with the UC San Diego School of Medicine to design and offer educational programs in integrative medicine for medical students, practicing clinicians and the community. By teaching and conducting educational programs that embody the values of integrity, collaboration and service, the CIM engenders a health-enhancing, transformative environment for modern medicine.

Integrative Medicine Programs for Multiple Learner Groups at UCSD

  • Medical student coursework in Integrative Medicine at the School of Medicine as part of the current curriculum renovation effort launched summer of 2010;
  • Integrative didactics for residents in Family Medicine (and other specialties) as part of their formal education;
  • Grand Rounds presentations in “Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine” by clinical faculty in each specialty area at UC San Diego; and
  • Board review courses for those who wish to sit for the ABHIM board examinations.

Clinical Rotations in Integrative Medicine

UC San Diego School of Medicine medical students have the opportunity to observe patient care and provider/patient interactions that include CAM options for therapy or treatments. Learning experiences may include consultations or treatments in integrative medicine, mind/body therapy, homeopathy, osteopathic manipulation, acupuncture/acupressure, and/or nutrition.

Public Seminars in Integrative Medicine

The Center provides educational programming for both medical practitioners as well as the general public. Seminars and conferences showcase the benefits of CAM approaches to good health and medical care.

Public & Continuing Education

The Center’s public education programs are outlined under the Classes & Events page. These public education programs include seminars, Grand Rounds, continuing education, and continuing medical education, as live events and online Webcasts.

Public Seminars in Integrative Medicine

Seminars and conferences showcase the benefits of integrative approaches to good health and medical care. These programs may be recorded and posted online as Webcasts whenever possible.

Grand Rounds & Continuing Medical Education in Integrative Medicine

The Center for Integrative Medicine jointly co-sponsors Grand Rounds across the departments and divisions of UC San Diego. Examples of past integrative medicine Grand Rounds include: Gastrointestinal Health by David Rakel, MD and Integrative Approaches in Cardiology by Erminia “Mimi” Guarneri, MD. The Center also hosts various continuing medical education (CME) events such as its annual conference “Integrative Medicine at UCSD: Humanizing Health Care” and its Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction courses for healthcare professionals.