with the Marcus Institute
Health education that combines the best of modern medicine with functional, integrative health approaches.
Daniel Monti, MD, MBA
Andrew Newberg, MD
Madeleine Becker, MD, MA, FACLP
Birgit Rakel, MD
George Zabrecky, DC, MD
The visionary leaders at Thomas Jefferson University established a Department of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences, elevating the field of Integrative Medicine as an equal peer to the other clinical departments in the medical school at Jefferson — an achievement that exists no place else in the country.
Housed in Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, the department formalizes the teaching of integrative medicine alongside other medical departments. Academic programming includes a Master of Science degree, three certificates and CME / CE conferences. In addition, the department offers a unique one-year fellowship in Integrative and Nutritional Medicine for physicians who have completed an ACGME-approved residency program.
The Integrative Nutrition Advanced Practice Certificate will provide the knowledge for healthcare professionals to develop a patient-centered care plan using biometric data and evidence based nutritional lifestyle medicine approaches to improve patient outcomes.
The Mind-Body Medicine Advanced Practice Certificate will bring a new dynamic to professional healthcare education, focusing on mind-body strategies to reduce stress and improve health-related quailty of life.
The Advanced Practice Certificate in Integrative Health Education & Practice focuses on the theories, evidence for and practice of integrative health education approaches and prepares students to meet patients’ growing demand for complementary practices.
The MS in Integrative Health Sciences degree offers health professionals an opportunity to gain a deep background in integrative health in order to meet the growing demand for wellness-oriented strategies to improve health outcomes and well-being.
The program stacks the three Advanced Practice Certificates – Mind-Body Medicine, Integrative Nutrition and Integrative Health Education & Leadership – with a capstone course that delivers a 30-credit MS degree. A research course may be required as determined by the program director.
Thomas Jefferson University’s Department of Integrative Medicine and The Marcus Institute of Integrative Health offer a unique one year, full-time fellowship in Integrative Medicine. This is an outstanding opportunity for interested graduates of an ACGME-accredited residency program. Applicants must be board certified in their area of specialty, or plan to board certify during their year of fellowship training. This Fellowship has been approved by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) to meet all the requirements of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM). Completion of the fellowship program provides fellows with eligibility to take the ABOIM board examination and to apply for board certification.
Our faculty are trained in both conventional and integrative practices. Our curriculum is based on core knowledge of Integrative Medicine using ABOIM exam content areas as a foundation. The curriculum is diverse, with clinical, didactic and research components.
Our two annual conferences provide the latest information on integrative nutrition and mind-body medicine to health professionals from all areas. Conference presenters include Marcus Institute clinicians as well as other integrative health experts. Past conferences have offered CME, CNE and CE credits.
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