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Resident-initiated integrative medicine curriculum in an allopathic family medicine residency.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20615146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: Although integrative medicine modalities are widespread and increasingly popular among patients and physicians, exposure to integrative medicine teaching remains limited during allopathic residency training. There is a need for innovative ways to incorporate integrative medicine teaching into family medicine residency training. INTERVENTIONS AND RESULTS: In an allopathic family medicine program, residents developed an integrative medicine curriculum consisting of 37 weekly seminars tailored to the interests of the group. At the end of the academic year, the participants evaluated the program using a modified nominal group technique. Major strengths were the unique content, the joy and support shared with the group, and the inspiring experience. Participants suggested incorporating more practical applications and hands-on experiences in future seminars and protecting time for attendance. CONCLUSIONS: For residents with interest in integrative medicine, weekly resident-run teaching sessions support their personal and professional growth and may improve their overall spirit during residency. In residency programs with limited teaching in integrative medicine, residents can successfully take initiative and create their own curriculum with support from community providers and interested faculty.
Bernd Laudenberg; Melissa Nothnagle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1557-7708     ISO Abbreviation:  J Altern Complement Med     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-21     Completed Date:  2010-11-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508124     Medline TA:  J Altern Complement Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  799-802     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Family Practice / education*
Integrative Medicine / education*
Internship and Residency*
Program Evaluation
Rhode Island

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