Metabolic Medical Institute Announces GWU Master's Program in Integrative Medicine
Jun 09, 2015, 10:22 ET
BOCA RATON, Fla., June 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarsus Medical Group is pleased to announce the launch of the new Master of Science in Health Sciences in Integrative Medicine Degree Program at The George Washington University Department of Health Sciences in collaboration with Tarsus's premier educational entity, Metabolic Medical Institute (MMI). The addition of the Master's degree to the Tarsus Medical Group portfolio of professional education makes it the only private organization nationwide to offer practitioners interested in Integrative medicine a curriculum with fully accredited University support.
The Master of Science Degree Program totaling 30 academic credits establishes the importance of comprehensive, wellness-oriented health care, one that is pro-active, preventive and treats the 'whole patient.' With the announcement of its second university affiliation, MMI proves to hold quite a track record of offering premier medical education, and the collaboration with George Washington University ensures a continued high standard of learning experiences.
The shift to "personalized" and patient centered medicine has caused both physicians and allied health professionals to seek new and advanced methods to prevent disease, treat patients, and improve clinical outcomes in a challenging environment. This is evidenced by the recent 2013 approval of the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM) by the American Board of Physician Specialists (ABPS) for practitioners looking to include metabolic or integrative methods into their current practice. And, more recently the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) was renamed as the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) in 2014 per Presidential mandate.
In evaluating the increased market changes, as well as its total growth, MMI aims to help doctors become the intersection between healthcare, technology and a patient's lifestyle. The lines between self-care, the physician and the marketplace have become blurred demanding new training, data collection and outcomes research to fuel the consumer directed prevention and treatment model. As technology is advancing and clinical methods now apply systems biology with deep personalized, preventive and proactive roots, the healthcare practitioner of the future must become an expert in many areas to succeed and thrive in the current competitive marketplace.
With this groundbreaking initiative, Tarsus Medical Group is taking the lead to meet these expectations by expanding educational programming, affiliating with prestigious academic institutions, aligning with expert faculty and key opinion leaders, and utilizing advanced educational methods. As the entity which houses all advanced medical education within the Tarsus Medical Group, MMI was designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals in order to advance their knowledge and clinical skills in this environment. It is the only organization of its kind to do so with actual accredited educational University support as well as two Master's Degree programs to offer physicians and healthcare practitioners.
The most instrumental individual in the creation of this Master's Degree curriculum, Andrew Heyman, MD, the Director of Graduate Studies, Integrative Medicine at The George Washington University shares that "MMI is leading the way in changing healthcare by partnering with world class academic centers such as The George Washington University. This collaboration represents the New Medicine, one that is preventive, pro-active and patient centered. Our graduates will be recognized as the foremost experts in evidence-based Integrative medicine, and will be positioned to enter high level clinical, academic and policy roles in order to transform the medical system. I have been in this field for over 25 years, and am delighted to finally see real progress at the institutional level, in order to return healing back into the center of health care."
SOURCE Tarsus Medical Group
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