Curriculum Goals and Activities
The overarching goal of this fellowship is to increase the knowledge, skills and use of Integrative Medicine (IM) therapies (evidence-based complementary + alternative/integrative (CAM)) by the physician fellow for their patients.
In general, after an initial period of orientation,
- The fellow will spend two days/week with respective faculty during the faculty clinic schedule to obtain and enhance a firsthand experience and competency for IM therapies.
- The fellow will conduct his or her own clinic practice with patients during his or her IM clinic for an additional two days/week.
- The fellow will participate one day weekly in training that will be associated with didactic and many other learning activities such as graduate seminars, self-study time, online modules, hospital rounds, acupuncture or culinary medicine experiences, etc. The training calendar specifies intentional sequences for rotations with each faculty member in order to enhance an understanding of this extensive field of IM.
Competencies and Learning Objectives and Opportunities
Competencies and learning objectives listed below are following published recommendations of Locke et al. Recommended Integrative Medicine Competencies for Family Medicine Residents. Explore 2013; 9:308-313. The sources of the learning activities for each learning objective are mapped back to the ABoIM recommendations and approved OSU-GME documentation.
Competency: Patient Care: To provide compassionate, appropriate and effective care for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
Competency: Medical Knowledge: To provide established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological, social-behavioral science, application to patient care.
Competency: Interpersonal and Communication Skills: To provide effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients, families and health professionals.
Competency: Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: To investigate/evaluate care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation and lifelong learning.
Competency: Professionalism: To have a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles.
Competency: Systems-Based Practice: To have an awareness of, and responsiveness to, larger context and system and ability to call effectively on resources to provide optimal health care.
Learning objectives and additional details are listed in the official document for the fellowship, please contact Dr. Diane Brogan-Habash for this document (Habash.firstname.lastname@example.org).