FAMP1635 Integrative Medicine
Elective Director: Dr. Kaushal Nanavati
Prerequisites: Family Medicine
Maximum Number of Students: 1
Periods Offered: 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012
To gain an understanding of “Integrative” or “Complementary and Alternative Medicine” through precepting with providers, readings and conferences. The instructor will discuss individualized goals, learning objectives and course setup with the student prior to the elective period. Students will be encouraged to understand unfamiliar disciplines and concepts of health within their cultural and philosophical traditions while assessing them from a scientific outcome based methodology. Physician-patient communication regarding therapies and decision processes for utilization or discussion within the context of a medical practice will be considered. Weekly activities will include: Self directed reading, outpatient contact with practitioners and meetings with instructor. A reading list will be developed from a spectrum of evidence based materials to a sampling of “layperson” readings to get a both broad overview and the specifics of the chosen subject areas.