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Master of Science in Health Sciences Integrative Medicine

A shift toward Integrative and personalized medicine is occurring within health care today—one that is more predictive and preventive, and supported by health technology, changes in environmental policy, and advanced natural product development. Integrative Medicine (INTM) is defined by The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM) and the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the practitioner-patient relationship. It focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
 
The GW INTM program prepare graduates with the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate and lead innovation in health care. Throughout the programs, practitioners will learn to utilize their new knowledge of biological systems and advanced analytical methods to evaluate the needs of their patients and make informed decisions regarding their wellness plan.
 
Graduates will be able to:
  • Establish a practice in integrative medicine
  • Apply the core competencies for clinical practice through the development of integrative medicine practice plans
  • Integrate fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism into an integrated care plan
  • Apply the principles of whole-person care to clinical practice
  • Integrate “omics” information in order to personalize treatment plans
  • Develop a practice plan for integrative medicine
  • Exhibit practical and in-depth application of learned principles to patient cases and refine skills as integrative clinical practitioners
  • Develop a clinical research protocol and participate in the research of integrative medicine practice and outcomes
  • Demonstrate all of the required competencies necessary for eligible physicians to apply for board exam