“The defining characteristic of the AIHM fellowship program is that it is interprofessional, meaning that you have medical and osteopathic physicians, pharmacists, licensed acupuncturists, psychologists and many others all training together. OCIM brings more than 25 years of exactly that type of collaboration.”
Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, ABIHM
Our Academic Partner
In order to deliver the very best possible integrative educational experience, the Academy has partnered with the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM), a nonprofit organization with membership composed of the National University of Natural Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Pacific University, and the University of Western States. OCIM has been committed to integrative education, research, and patient care for more than 25 years.
The Academy is deeply appreciative of the collective wisdom that these prestigious institutions and their faculty bring in creating a model for the future for health care. Learn more about each of OCIM’s members below.
National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) is the oldest programmatically accredited naturopathic medical school in North America. NUNM, a nonprofit organization, had its beginnings in the early 1950’s in response to the termination of the naturopathic program at Western States Chiropractic College. NUNM offers three graduate professional degrees in accredited and recognized programs that prepare graduates for licensed practice in many states and provinces: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, and Master of Acupuncture. Learn more.
Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to advancing health care and the art of healing. Founded in 1983 in Portland, Oregon, OCOM was one of the first Oriental medicine colleges in the United States to provide master’s-level instruction. In 2005, OCOM became the first college in the nation to graduate doctors of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Learn more.
Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) graduated its first class in 1887 as the University of Oregon Medical School. As a nonprofit public corporation OHSU provides world-class knowledge for the most complex, and the most common of health care needs. OHSU offers a myriad of doctorate and master’s degrees within the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and College of Pharmacy. Learn more.
Pacific University is a diverse learning community offering a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, business, optometry and the health professions. The school was founded in Forest Grove in 1849 by Congregationalist pioneers. Originally the Tualatin Academy, it became Pacific University in 1854 and conferred its first baccalaureate degree in 1863. Today, Pacific University serves more than 3,500 students on its campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Woodburn and Eugene, and also operates a variety of healthcare clinics in the greater Portland area. Students and alumni hail from all 50 states and several countries around the world. Learn more.
University of Western States (UWS) offers a world-class, integrated education to their students and provides the community with an unsurpassed natural approach to health and wellness. Founded in 1904 as a chiropractic college, UWS has evolved into a university offering a variety of health and wellness degrees. They have been a leader in health sciences education through integrated, evidence-informed curricula grounded in their dedication to the most up-to-date health care research and practices. UWS is committed to honoring their roots in chiropractic by integrating other related fields of study to support a well-balanced and whole-body approach to their wellness education. Learn more.