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Integrative Family Medicine Program & Fellowship

The Integrative Family Medicine (IFM) Program and Fellowship at Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (MMCFMRP)

The Integrative Family Medicine (IFM) Program and Fellowship at Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program (MMCFMRP)

The Integrative Family Medicine (IFM) Program is a four-year combined family medicine residency program and integrative medicine fellowship.  The program was designed jointly in 2003 by the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) and family medicine residency programs at Maine Medical Center, Beth Israel/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM), Middlesex Hospital, Oregon Health & Science University, and the Universities of Arizona and Wisconsin.

MMC participants complete their family medicine residency at MMCFMRC in three years, enroll in the distributed learning fellowship at PIM during post-graduate years two through four (1000 hours and three residential weeks with PIM in Tucson) and are mentored by MMC faculty trained in integrative medicine throughout their four years.

Participants in this program are trained in the philosophy and practice of integrative medicine, which is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

The Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Family Medicine residency review committee has awarded the pilot experimental status.

 

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