University of Wisconsin-Madison

Integrative Medicine Elective for Medical Students

The Integrative Medicine (IM) Elective Rotation through the Dept. of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is a fulltime rotation for 2-4 weeks for fourth year medical students. It is available year round and open to students of other medical schools as well as those of UW-Madison. Learning objectives include: 1. To promote self-exploration/self-care. 2. To develop an understanding of Integrative Medicine. 3. To explore an area of interest within Integrative Medicine. The curriculum involves required reading, independent reading on a topic of interest within IM, writing a definition of health and devising a personal health plan, seeing patients in the Integrative Medicine Clinic and assisting in the development of their health plans, and experiential learning with holistic practitioners. For further information contact the Pre-Doc Programs Coordinator at (608) 263-1334.

Integrative Medicine Elective for Resident Physicians

The Integrative Medicine (IM) Elective Rotation for residents of the Dept. of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health involves 4 half days/week for 1-4 weeks for second and third year residents. It is available year round. Learning objectives include: 1. To promote self-exploration/self-care. 2. To develop an understanding of Integrative Medicine. 3. To explore an area of interest within Integrative Medicine. The curriculum involves required reading, independent reading on a topic of interest within IM, writing a definition of health and devising a personal health plan, seeing patients in the Integrative Medicine Clinic and assisting in the development of their health plans, and experiential learning with holistic practitioners. For further information contact Michelle Grosch, Education/Recruitment Coordinator, at (608) 263-6261 or michelle.grosch@fammed.wisc.edu. Physicians in other residency programs can contact Charlene Luchterhand, IM Program Development Coordinator, at (608) 262-0740 or char.luchterhand@fammed.wisc.edu to discuss a possible rotation with the UW Integrative Medicine Program.

Integrative Medicine Fellowship (Post-Residency Physician Training Program)

The Academic Integrative Medicine (AIM) Fellowship in the Dept. of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health is one of the few worldwide that allows participants to combine academic and Integrative Medicine interests into one overall two-year fellowship experience. The purpose is to train physicians to create positive change in health care delivery. As part of the AIM fellowship, fellows are enrolled in the intensive online IM curriculum made available through the University of Arizona and attend three one-week sessions in Tucson. AIM fellows engage in a continuous process of self-reflection relating to personal health, see patients 4 half days/week, choose one or two healing modalities for focused study, participate in educational and research projects, and are expected to become board-certified with the American Board of Holistic Medicine. For further information contact Adam Rindfleisch, MD, AIM Fellowship Director, at (608) 213-9688 or adam.rindfleisch@fammed.wisc.edu.

Integrative Medicine Annual or Bi-Annual Continuing Education Conferences

Two-day conferences are offered on a biennial basis for health care practitioners, including allied health professionals. These conferences explore pathways to health and healing. Past topics have included mindfulness as well as integrative approaches to headaches, myofascial pain, mindfulness, lipid management, and GI health.