Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Northwestern University

Integrative Medicine Elective

herb_lab.jpgThis rotation is an immersion into the emerging field of Integrative Medicine. Integrative Medicine emphasizes the incorporation of all appropriate conventional and complementary approaches to optimize health, promote whole-person wellness, and prevent chronic disease. The two-week-long rotation consists of ambulatory patient care and experiential learning at the Feinberg-affiliated Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.

Picture:  Students participate in a hands-on herbal medicine lab, making preparations such as herb-infused oils, syrups, salves, compresses and poultices.

Participants may add two weeks before or after the rotation for an independent study project.  The project must be approved by the medical director prior to enrollment in the extra elective time. Honors will be awarded upon successful completion of a meaningful project beyond the required assignments.

Details on the elective are below and can be found on the FSM registration site. Please contact Nancy Heap with questions or for availability if you are from an external medical school.

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Areas of Scholarly Concentration

The mission of the Area of Scholarly Concentration (AOSC) is to train MD students to perform a highly mentored project which culminates with the writing of a thesis.  AOSC projects related to integrative medicine AOSCs can be developed through the Medical Social Sciences & Outcomes Research area of investigation. For details on past projects, see our Areas of Research section.