Articles - Integrative Medicine

Why Integrative Medicine Matters

Andrew Weil, M.D., the founder and leading proponent of the concept of Integrative Medicine, gave the definitive answer about why Integrative Medicine matters so much during a 2012 interview with Philadelphia Magazine’s “Be Well Philly” feature. According to Dr. Weil, the present healthcare system in the United States: Is far too expensive Emphasizes disease treatment over disease prevention Does not ...

Integrative Medicine Board Certification – Demonstrating the Knowledge & Experience Required to Treat the Whole Person

Physicians who achieve integrative medicine board certification through the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM), a member board of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), demonstrate that they possess the experience and knowledge required to provide the best possible treatment for the whole person. The technical definition, according to the ABOIM and the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for ...

Why Qualified Integrative Medicine Physicians Should Seek Board Certification

The reason physicians who practice integrative medicine should seek physician board certification is to demonstrate that he or she has achieved a mastery of the core competencies required to provide patients the best care possible. The American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), a specialty board affiliated with the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS), was formed to administer exams that ...

Integrative Medicine Board Certification Eligibility Requirements

While every specialty covered by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) has its own eligibility requirements, there are a few requirements that are considered baseline “musts” for every candidate, regardless of specialty. These include owning an unrestricted medical license for every state in which the physician is licensed, annual attestation to the currency of those unrestricted medical licenses, adherence ...

Integrative Medicine Defined

Integrative medicine, as defined by the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM) and the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, is the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to ...

Updated: April 2021

In 2020, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health assumed the role of recognizing integrative medicine fellowship programs from the ABOIM. In this role, the Academic Consortium Fellowship Review Committee sets and monitors the educational standards for integrative medicine fellowship programs. The following is a listing of Fellowships currently approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine. Completion of ...

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