The AIHM Fellowship is a 1000-hour program for clinicians who want to become leaders in integrative health and medicine. Fully engage your sense of purpose and learn effective tools that can be integrated into your practice.
The curriculum is designed to fit the schedule of a busy clinician and allows you to self-manage your time from week to week. The 1000-hour program is delivered through a combination of online courses, in-person retreats, and clinical rotations taught by expert faculty. Elective modules are also woven into the curriculum, allowing you to customize your training to meet your needs.
The majority of the curriculum will be conducted in a virtual classroom environment, enabling you to work from your home, office, or favorite Wi-Fi spot. The online curriculum is comprised of engaging online content and quizzes, podcasts, video presentations, and dialogues with faculty and classmates.
Fellows are required to attend two residential retreats and the clinical immersion rotation, which is unique to this fellowship program. 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.
The AIHM Fellowship was unanimously approved by American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) committee in 2015. This means that MDs and DOs who successfully complete the AIHM Fellowship have satisfied ABOIM Eligibility Requirement 7(1) to sit for the ABOIM certification exam.
AIHM 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. We are deeply appreciative of the collective wisdom that these prestigious institutions and their faculty bring in order to deliver the very best possible integrative educational experience for our Fellows.
“There was a sense of relief in coming together and validation that what we have done so far in our independent careers had not been in vain. We all felt acknowledged. I have never felt that type of unity among diverse healthcare professions. It was like someone looked me in the eye and said, ‘I believe in your greatness.’”
Gretchen Seitz, LAc, DAOM
“Through the program, I’m gaining the tools and knowledge I need to have a better conversation with my patients. As I apply what I’m learning to my patients, I’m finding, they’re eager to learn. Turns out, they’re as ready for a new approach to healing as I am.”
Mary Brittain Blankenship, MD
“The first day of medical school, I was taught that ‘50% of what we’re going to teach you will be wrong. The trouble is, we’re not sure which half it is.’ I’m a science guy; I depend on research. Through the Fellowship, I am learning about the science behind integrative medicine, which I can bring back to my practice and community.”