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What are the eligibility requirements for the AIHM Fellowship?

We accept applications from the following 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

Osteopathic Doctors
Physical Therapists
Physician Assistants

Registered Dietitians
Registered Nurses*

*RNs, DEMs, and others with a master’s or doctorate in a health-related field are eligible to apply.

 If you do not see your profession listed above, send us an email or call us to review your eligibility!

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 2018 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.

Are scholarships available?

We have a few competitive scholarships available for each class. They are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage prospective Fellows to apply as soon as possible. The scholarship categories include: financial need; working with the underserved; active duty/retired military; international applicants; and a few others when they are available. The scholarship application is embedded within the Fellowship application. Email or call us to learn more about the details of which scholarships remain available as well as the additional required documents for scholarship applicants.

What are the 2019 offerings for the Fellowship?

In 2019, we will offer two Fellowship classes. One that will begin in April 2019 and one that will begin in October 2019. For more details about those classes, please email us at


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 and clinical immersion experience will take place in a variety of locations, including Portland, OR and San Diego, CA. Accepted applicants will be provided with details regarding hotel reservations and special group rates.

Are CME/CE credits available? 

Yes, there will be approximately 20 hours of CME/CE credits offered for each in-person retreat.

What are the graduation requirements?

To graduate, you must complete 1000 hours of courses, attend three residential retreats, attend the clinical immersion experience, and pass the clinical practicum and final examination. In addition, your tuition must be paid in full to 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.

Questions? Contact us.