Reflections from 2016 attendees:
“LEAPS is a weeklong conference to learn more about Integrative Medicine and meet medical students from around the country. I found LEAPS to be the perfect addition to our education here at Feinberg— the conference was a time of reflection, education, and connection with like-minded peers. I highly recommend LEAPS to anyone who is interested in prevention and exploring health and wellness from other traditions.”
"LEAPS was a fantastic experience that allowed me to cultivate my passion for Integrative Medicine. I gained a new perspective and learned alongside talented students from all over the country at the beautiful San Luis Rey Mission.”
The Humanistic Elective in Activism, Reflective Transformation, and Integrative Medicine (HEART-IM) is a program of the AMSA (American Medical Students Association) provides 25 fourth-year medical students with a unique and rewarding way to conclude their medical school careers and prepare for their future work as healer-physicians. Applicants should have a strong interest in exploring the path of healing within the modern world and medical system. The month-long elective is structured as a group exploration of what it means to be a healer and how we can each work to embody it as we progress in our careers.