Medical School/Residency/Fellowship Through the Center
Drs. Kligler, Merrell and Lee are involved with the curriculum committee at Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), working to include more teaching on the integrative approach into the undergraduate curriculum.
Over the past fourteen years, the Beth Israel Medical Center Residency Program in Urban Family Practice has offered its residents a required curriculum in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the month of February. The centerpiece of this curriculum is a one-month required block rotation in CAM in the second year of the residency program. In September 1999, the program instituted this required month rotation in CAM for the first time under the direction of course director Dr. Benjamin Kligler. This one month experience brings all the second year Family Medicine residents together for a four week block. During this time, participants receive twenty hours per week of didactic/experiential education in herbal medicine, hypnotherapy/mind-body medicine, nutritional medicine and osteopathic manipulation. The faculty for the month is interdisciplinary and includes nursing professionals, CAM practitioners, and physician faculty. The overall goal for the month is to have residents develop a basic understanding of each of the four modalities above, at a level sufficient to allow them to intelligently consider integrating these modalities into their discussions with their primary care continuity patients. Outside residents are invited to participate in this one month elective, which takes place in early spring.
Academic Integrative Medicine Fellowship
Institute for Family Health
Continuum Center for Health and Healing
Albert Einstein School of Medicine
The Institute for Family Health, in affiliation with Beth Israel Medical Center and Albert Einstein School of Medicine, offers a one year fellowship New York City in Academic Integrative Medicine. Fellows will learn clinical Integrative Medicine in both primary care and consult model. The emphasis of this fellowship will be clinical practice in an underserved setting, as well as an academic education around research and teaching.
The Institute for Family Health is an organization dedicated to providing medical care to the underserved operating 16 clinics in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Mid-Hudson Valley. It provides primary care, HIV care, psychosocial services, operates homeless clinics, and provides care to the uninsured. It has also been a leader in bringing the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) to underserved medical care. The Fellow sees patients in the downtown practice near Union Square, Phillips Family Practice, in a primary care and consultant capacity.
In addition, the Fellow sees patients at The Continuum Center for Health and Healing (CCHH), the nations largest academically affiliated Integrative Medicine Center. The Center provides multiple Integrative services, including Integrative Medicine Primary Care and Consultation, East Asian Medicine, Reiki, nutrition, psychotherapy, biofeedback, Integrative Sports Medicine, Integrative Womens Health, and Aromatherapy. The Fellow spends both clinical time and participates in the didactic curriculum at CCHH.
Integrative Medicine Curriculum:
The Fellow participates in weekly interdisciplinary case conferences and lectures at The Center for Health and Healing as well as 250 hours of online curriculum, designed in conjunction with the University of Arizona, a leader in Integrative Medicine education.
The Fellow will practice both consultative and primary Integrative Medicine in both a community health care center, and integrative medicine center. Both locations employ an EMR in providing medical care. In addition, the fellow will be provided time and funding to learn specific skills in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, Medical Acupuncture, or Homeopathy. The goal of the Fellowship is to provide a diverse experience in Integrative Medicine clinical practice, with an emphasis on the underserved context. There will also be inpatient experience at Beth Israel Medical Center, leading the residents Family Medicine service.
The Fellow will work with Dr. Ben Kligler, Director of Research at the CCHH to participate in CCHH research activities and develop basic skills in designing, launching and administering an integrative medicine research protocol. He/she will also participate in ongoing academic activities at the Center, and will be encouraged to write up at least one case report for possible journal publication. The Fellow will also be involved in precepting Family Medicine Residents and working with Dr. Teets in Integrative Medicine residency curriculum development for the residency program.
Applicants should be graduates of a family medicine residency training program or PGY-3 residents in good standing, have an interest in Academic Integrative Medicine, and plan on practicing in a community health care setting that focuses on care for underserved populations.
Raymond Y. Teets, MD
Dr. Ray Teets is Faculty and Director of Integrative Medicine in the Beth Israel Residency in Urban Family Medicine, and Clinical Instructor at Albert Einstein School of Medicine. He is a Bravewell Fellow and Associate Fellow of the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Teets is Director of the pilot program of the Integrative Medicine in Residency, and also working on a project to teach Integrative medicine to 3rd and 4th year medical students rotating through the Family Medicine clerkship. He has an Integrative Medicine practice at Phillips Family Practice, where he uses the electronic medical record to aid in providing Integrative Medicine within an underserved location. He has a strong interest in nutrition, herbs and supplements, and mind-body medicine. With a background in Philosophy, Dr. Teets also is interested in how the medical paradigm can be rethought to improve mind-body medicine, e.g., in situations where patients present with unexplained symptoms.
Ben Kligler, MD, MPH
Dr. Ben Kligler is Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and teaches in the Beth Israel Residency Program in Urban Family Practice. He is currently the Vice Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, and Research Director at the Continuum Center for Health Healing. He has been Co-Director of the Beth Israel Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine since its inception in 2001. Dr. Kligler is the co-editor of Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice, a textbook published by McGraw-Hill in 2004. He is also co-editor of the Integrative Medicine journal EXPLORE. He is former Co-chair of the Education Working Group of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. He is former chair of the Alternative Medicine Interest Group in the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and led the work of that group in developing a set of published guidelines for the incorporation of teaching on CAM into family medicine residency training.
Continuing Medical Education in Integrative Medicine
The Center for Health and Healing is offering a year-long professional development course with over 100 hours of didactic training and case conferences in integrative medicine and complementary therapies. This evidence-based program will meet one half-day per week. It will provide physicians with an in-depth knowledge base in both the modalities of CAM and the therapeutic applications of these modalities as they relate to specific medical problems and to the prevention of disease. Course Directors are Dr. Roberta Lee and Dr. Benjamin Kligler. The text for the course is Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice, the textbook edited by Drs. Kligler and Lee.
For information on this program please contact Troy Garriga at 646 935-2252.
Acupuncture Fellowship Program, Department of Integrative Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center
The Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center is accepting applications for its Fellowship Training Program in Acupuncture and Inpatient Care for 2010. The program is open to qualified Licensed Acupuncturists who have an interest in integrative medicine, in the development of research, and in advancing standards of acupuncture practice to include inpatient and hospital-based care.
The Acupuncture Fellowship began in the fall of 2008. Currently the program offers opportunities for fellows to provide inpatient acupuncture on a regular basis in the following areas of the hospital or by patient request:
Pain and Palliative Care
Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab
The goal of the program is to integrate acupuncture into inpatient care across hospital specialties while creating an opportunity for licensed acupuncturists to work in a hospital setting. Acupuncturists interact with hospital providers on patient care and in research development across disciplines to clarify the role of acupuncture in hospital-based care. The program is designed to allow Acupuncture Fellows to continue work in their private practices while participating in the training program.
Acupuncture Fellows work a minimum of 2 four-hour shifts per week providing acupuncture to patients at Beth Israel Medical Center. Fellows are also involved in research development by identifying areas of potential study, contextualizing through literature searches, proposal writing that meets Institutional Review Board (IRB) standards, and preparation of articles for medical journal publication.
Fellows also participate in Beth Israel Medical Centers Physician Faculty Fellowship program in Integrative Medicine that includes both seminar style lectures by specialists related to integrative medicine as well as on-site hospital rounds discussion of patient care. Fellows will be expected to work in teams toward developing a research project during their tenure with the program.
The term of the program is one year with flexible start dates. Tuition for the fellowship training is $3,500. Funding for 2011 has provided scholarship money which allowed the tuition for the 2011 term to be reduced to $1500.
The program is directed by Arya Nielsen, PhD. Doctor Nielsen has been practicing acupuncture for 33 years, the last 12 in an integrative medical setting. She has an academic research Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophies of Medicine with a specialization in integrative clinical science and health care. Dr. Ben Kligler co-directs the Acupuncture Fellowship Program as well as the Physician Fellowship in Integrative Medicine. Dr. Kligler is also research director of the Department of Integrative Medicine at BIMC.
Online Academic Educational Modules in Integrative Medicine
Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Medical Center
The Center has launched its first online CME/CE course on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This unique course offers a biopsychosocial, multidisciplinary experience of diagnosis and treatment, featuring a video case conference during which the integrative approach to IBS is discussed by a physician, acupuncturist, nutritionist and psychologist. The course is available to all from our home page.
Bastyr University www.bastyr.edu/library/resources/researchguide/cammedline.asp
This leading academic center in the natural health sciences provides practical searching guides to integrative research on PubMed as well as evidence-based resources on acupuncture, botanicals and naturopathic medicine. For students and health professionals.
CamPODS by CAM UME (Complementary and Alternative Medicine Issues in Undergraduate Medical Education) www.caminume.ca/drr/campods.html
These peer reviewed summaries of CAM-related topics include the foundation of CAM, CAM in clinical practice, and particular CAM therapies.
Global Clinical Scholars Research Program hms.harvard.edu/gcsrt firstname.lastname@example.org
Developed by Harvard Medical School this program offers 56 online lectures and 24 webinars covering biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trials, surveys, drug development and regulation and leadership as well as three in-person workshops, two in London and one in Boston. It combines traditional face-to- face teaching metods with interactive webinars and online instructional study materials. Open to people with an MD, MBBS, PhD, PharmD or similar degree.
Mind Body Medicine Online Course
The Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy and the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine are offering a new, interactive, 4-week online course that provides a broad overview of mind-body interactions and a deeper understanding of how mind-body therapies can help patients decrease stress and enhance well-being. www.mghcme.org/bhi email@example.com
Telephone: 866 644-7792
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Online Continuing EducationSeries http://nccam.nih.gov/videolectures/index.htm
These short CME/CE education modules include Herbs and Dietary Supplements, Mind-Body Medicine, Acupuncture: An Evidence-Based Assessment, Manipulative and Body-Based Therapies, CAM and Aging, and more. Each includes a video lecture, question and answer transcript, optional online test, additional resource links and certificate of completion.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH
Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine http://nccam.nih.gov/news/lectures/index.htm
Via web casts, each year two leading figures in science and medicine speak about their unique perspectives on the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The lectures address the evolution of CAM practice and research and the current use of CAM by the public.
University of Minnesota
The Center for Spirituality & Healing
Healthcare Professional Series: Online Modules www.csh.umn.edu/modules/index.html
Offers an introduction to various topics in the field of complementary therapies and healing practices. Each of the sixteen modules takes from 1 to 3.5 hours to complete, and is organized into short sections.
Modules: Overview to Complementary Therapies and Healing Practices; Culture, Faith Traditions, and Health; Introduction to Botanical Medicines; Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis; Craniosacral Therapy; Osteopathy; Spirituality in healthcare; Traditional Chinese Medicine; Clinical Aromatherapy; Healing Touch; Overview of Mind/Body Therapies;Chiropractic.
All modules feature content written by subject matter experts and reviewed by a faculty team from the schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota. The learning objectives for the modules support the following competencies: ACGME for Medical Education, AACN for Nursing education, and AACP for Pharmacy education.
University of Arizona College of Medicine
Program in Integrative Medicine Online Education Courses http://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/education/fellowship/index.html
Designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is a 1,000 hour, two-year distance learning program. Created by Andrew Weil, MD in 2000, the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine has achieved international recognition as the leading integrative medical education program.
Web-based courses on various topics in Integrative Medicine include online material, required and recommended reading, virtual patients and a 3-CD set of interviews.
Nutrition & Health Series covers the fundamentals of diet and nutrition including a comprehensive review of the current literature and interactive clinical scenarios. Modules include Nutrition & Cardiovascular Health and Nutrition & Cancer. A new online session begins the 15th of each month.
Botanical & Health Series covers the use of botanical medicine to treat and prevent disease. Modules include Botanicals Foundations, Botanical & Womens Health, Botanicals & the Gastrointestinal System.
Clinical Integration Series evidence-based clinical approaches to a variety of disorders including asthma, cardiovascular health, depression, prostate and testicular cancers, and womens health.
Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey http://www.umdnj.edu/icam/education/
The Institute offers a Masters degree specializing in Integrative Health and Wellness. This Master of Science in Health Sciences degree allows students to study a diverse range of healing traditions including Herbalism, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Yoga, Meditation, and Homeopathy, as well as Integrative Health Coaching, and much more. Students also learn research methods, giving them the skills to conduct research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine and further the evidence base in these growing clinical disciplines.
The course is fully online, enabling busy working health professionals to study in their own time and at their own pace. Now in its third successful year, the course attracts a range of health professionals, including Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Medical Doctors, Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists and other integrative providers.
For further information, visit the web site or call Karen Malone, Director of Education at 973 972 8640.
Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin Mindfulness in Medicine Program http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/mindfulness
Teaching Mindfulness to Primary Care Physicians
This web site contains lessons for practice in your practice, evidence- based research studies, and other resources for improving your health through mindfulness.
Aware Medicine Program http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/aware-medicine
Aware Medicine encompasses self-awareness, awareness of others, and methods (such as mindfulness) that help to cultivate that awareness.
George Washington University and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine NutritionCME www.nutritioncme.com
This site offers free online continuing medical education for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, nutritionists, and other health care providers interested in how nutrition can be used for health promotion and prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases.
National Educational Programs
Many U.S. Universities are now offering courses in this field. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine publishes an ongoing list of these courses on a yearly basis entitled MD Programs in the United States with Complementary and Alternative Medicine Education Opportunities: An Ongoing Listing This list is regularly uptdated by B. Bhattacharya on the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine web site at http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/rosenthal/Med_Courses.asp.
Harvard Medical School
Clinical Training in Mind-Body Medicine
Herbert Benson, M.D.
641 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Montefiore Medical Center
Residency Program in Social Medicine
Ellen Tattleman, M.D.
Valentine Lane Family Practice
503 S. Broadway
Bronx, NY 10705
University of Washington
Residency Program in Family Medicine
Ambulatory Pediatric Medicine
Joseph N. Scardapane, M.D.
Swedish Medical Center
747 Broadway, P.O. Box 14999
Seattle, WA 98114-0999
Emory University School of Medicine
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Complementary Alternative Medicine in Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology, Georgia Institute of Technology Center for Human Movement Studies
Charles M. Epstein, M.D. www.emory.edu/WHSC/MED/NEUROLOGY/CAM/POSTDOCFELLOLINK.htm
The Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
two year fellowship among six health care institutions in Portland
Katherine J. Riley, Ed.D. www.ohsu.edu/som-PubHealth/postdoc.asp
University of Arizona School of Medicine
Fellowship in Program in Integrative Medicine
Andrew Weil, M.D./ Victoria Maizes, M.D.
Department of Medicine, PO Box 245-153
Tucson, Arizona 85724-5153
Tel: 520-626-5077 http://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/fellowship.asp
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Fellowship in Pain/Complementary Medicine
Brian Berman, M.D.
Division of Complementary Medicine
Kernan Hospital Mansion
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore MD 21207-6697
Tel: 410-448-6872 www.compmed.umm.edu Continuing Education
Through the Center
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Integrative Medicine Webcast Lecture Series
In collaboration with the Clinical Directors Network, a research and educational organization serving community health center physicians and staff throughout the United States, and through the generous donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, CCHH is offering a series of 20 Webcast sessions covering core topics in integrative medicine and demonstrating through case conferences how integrative medicine works in a primary care setting. The sessions are 60-90 minutes in length and take place on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 1PM EST.
Free CME credit is available, and people can participate in the session by emailing questions to the presenters. For those unable to attend the live Webcast, the sessions are accessible in the CDN archive at www.cdnetwork.org/continuum.
For a complete listing of all Center courses and programs please visit the Calendar of Classes and Events in the Center section of this web site.
Medical Acupuncture for Physicians
Marina del Rey, California
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Helms Medical Institute
300 hour primary care pathway or 220 hour pain management pathway
Accredited for CME by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, UCLA School of Medicine www.HMIacupuncture.com
Comprehensive Training course on Acupuncture for Physicians
275 credit-hour course by the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine, Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine, Oakstone Medical Publishing and Academy of Pain Research
Telephone 415-731-1330 www.acupuncturecourse.org
Comprehensive Training Course on Herbal Medicine for Physicians
330 credit course on the essentials of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. Sponsored by University of California Irvine, university of Chicago, Tang Ceneter for Herbal medicine, Institute for Medical Studies and Academy of Pain Research. www.acupuncturecourse.org
Master Class in Advanced Ericksonian Hypnotic Language and Techniques
Rita Sherr, LCSW, BCD
Fall 2013: dates to be determined; eight sessions
New York City
If interested email Rita Sherr at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Fee: $560.00
Enrollment limited to 9 students
The course is available only to licensed healthcare professionals with some training in hypnosis. Integrative Medicine:
Research Methods in Complementary and Integrative Medicine
March 18-24, 2013
Baltimore, MD http://tiih.org/research-methods
The 8th annual International Congress of Complementary Medicine Research
April 11-13, 2013
Focuses on the global sustainability of healthcare for long term conditions such as diabetes, chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, psychological problems, neurodegenerative conditions and arthritis. http://www.iccmr2013.org
Clinical Training in Mind-Body Medicine
Herbert Benson, M.D.
Harvard Medical School
641 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617-432-1525 email@example.com
Internship Program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Center for Mindfulness
University of Massachusetts
A 12 session program firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (508) 856-2000
11th Annual International Scientific Conference: Investigating and Itegrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society
University of Massachusetts Medical School
April 17-21, 2013
Norwood, MA (near Boston) http://tinyurl.com/7hegjrt
The Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York http://www.musicandmedicine.org
Training for Non-Interns
The Louis Armstrong Music Therapy Programs provide two-day orientation and observation for professionals, students, Doctors, RNs, Chaplains, Social workers, PTs, OTs, Music Educators and others who would like to observe and/or learn more about the music therapy programs at Beth Israel. This official training program became customized in January 2006. Each visit includes an overview of a broad range of populations, clinical music therapy techniques and areas of clinical interest that interests both professionals and students.
The fee for the two days is $225.
Interested trainees may call Sherry Williams at (212) 420-2704 to schedule a time or email email@example.com.
The Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York www.musicandmedicine.org
Child Life Certification
Child Life internships are now available to Board-Certified Music Therapists seeking dual certification to expand career opportunities. This 480 hour internship within a medical music psychotherapy program focuses on music therapy as a crucial component of the psychosocial care of hospitalized children. Interns will master the medical application of music therapy in terms of procedural support, pain management, and respiratory care, and will be eligible to sit for the child life certification examination. For information on Child Life Services, please go to www.childlife.org. Please contact John Mondanaro, MT-BC, LCAT, CCLS at 212-420-2722 or firstname.lastname@example.org for program fees, full-time and part-time scheduling options, and further information.
The Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York www.musicandmedicine.org
Clinical Music Therapy Supervision
The music therapists of the Armstrong Team provide clinical music therapy supervision. Prospective interns may apply at any time by requesting an application and sending it in with a video of themselves playing guitar, piano, a wind or string and singing. The department has institutional affiliations with Drexel University, New York University, Temple University, Loyola College, Molloy College, Montclair State University, and Berklee College of Music. It has been an approved training site for the American Association for Music Therapy (AMTA) since 1981 and on the National Roster of the American Music Therapy Association since the merge in 1998. The internship fosters skills in the AMTA professional competency areas of music foundations and skills, clinical foundations of therapy, ethics, research and foundations and principles of music therapy assessment, treatment planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation.
For more on the professional competencies go to www.musictherapy.org/competencies.html)
International Congress on Naturopathic Medicine
July 7-9, 2013
The Scientific Committee is elaborating a large and mature program with internationally distinguished faculty members, researchers and specialists in line with our commitment to innovation, expertise and excellence in complementary medicine. www.icnmcongress.com
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
28th Annual conference & Exposition
July 10-13, 2013
Keystone, CO http://www.naturopathic.org
10th Annual Nutrition & Health Conference: State of the Science and Clinical Applications
Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
May 13-15, 2013
Seattle, WA http://nutritionandhealthconf.org
10th International Conference of the Society for Integrative Oncology
October 20 22, 2013 Vancouver, British Columbia http://www.integrativeonc.org
Spirituality and Health:
International Symposium for Contemplative Studies
The Mind and Life Institute
Second Biennial Internation Symposium for Contemplative Studies
October 30-November 2, 2014
Boston, MA http://internationalsymposium.org