Innovations in integrative healthcare education: Faculty development and the faculty scholars program

Victor Sierpina, Mary Jo Kreitzer, Rita Benn, Sara Warber

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Content on integrative healthcare and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is now being taught in hundreds of educational programs across the country. Nursing, medical, osteopathic, chiropractic, acupuncture, naturopathic, and other programs are finding creative and innovative ways to include these approaches in new models of education and practice. This column spotlights such innovations in integrative healthcare and CAM education and presents readers with specific educational interventions that they can adapt into new or ongoing educational efforts at their institution or program. We invite readers to submit brief descriptions of efforts in their institutions that reflect the creativity, diversity, and interdisciplinary nature of the field. Please submit to Dr. Sierpina at or Dr. Kreitzer at Submissions should be brief, no more than 300 to 400 words. Please include any Web site or other resource that is relevant as well as contact information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-174
Number of pages3
JournalExplore: The Journal of Science and Healing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006

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Funding Information:
Support for the Faculty Scholars Program is provided, in part, by a grant from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant Number R25 AT000812-04 and by the Alpern Research and Education Fund, donated by Marge and Bob Alpern of Bloomfield Hills, MI.


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