In any developing field, leadership involves the willingness to take some risks. Risk-taking,
when introducing new ideas and advocating change, can be managed. Nowhere is this more
evident than in integrative medicine, where leadership belongs to every involved researcher,
clinician, educator, student and trainee. It could be argued that such leadership calls for
education first, then equal parts collaboration and advocacy.
Integrative medicine leadership comes in all sizes and offers a full spectrum of educational
resources with a range of entry points for those interested in cultivating it for themselves, their
institutions, their patients and the community. It is self-driven and action-oriented, requiring a
readiness to “walk the talk” and “talk the walk.”
Download the PDF for more details.