BOCA RATON, Fla., April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metabolic Medical Institute is extremely pleased to announce that the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine in partnership with the George Washington University has received approval by the American Board of Physician Specialties to qualify graduates to sit for the newly established American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®). This inter-professional fellowship program is led by Dr. Andrew Heyman.
The Metabolic Medical Institute http://www.mmimedicine.com contributes expert faculty and content to the program, and is critical for providing in person learning experiences for students. MMI is widely recognized as a leader in medical education in nutrition, metabolism, Functional and Integrative Medicine, and serves as the principal training partner to the George Washington University in Integrative Medicine.
"The Metabolic Medical Institute continues to carry on its long-time mission to provide clinicians with advanced medical education that fosters disease prevention. Being at the forefront of medicine's paradigm shift, we are proud of our partnership with George Washington University and achieving this very prestigious subspecialty of Integrative Medicine. Increasing the number of well trained, certified specialists in Integrative medicine will significantly provide access to better patient care. The acknowledgement of this subspecialty has an impact in the ability of the healthcare community to address chronic disease states with far reaching effects on patients, communities and society as a whole" said Doreen Brown, CEO, Tarsus Medical Group.
The Fellowship https://smhs.gwu.edu/integrative-medicine/about is the first academic program in the country that confers both a Masters in Science in Health Sciences in Integrative Medicine through a major university and allows physicians the opportunity to become Board Certified as well. The curriculum is a longitudinal, cross-disciplinary hybrid model comprised of on line, in person, scholarly and practical experiences.
Fellows generate patient care plans, conduct case analyses, and evaluate practice standards to demonstrate competence of integrative medicine practice. Biostatistics, epidemiology, and clinical research courses provide an opportunity for students to collaborate with professionals from various disciplines, explore translational research in human health and allow participation in practice-based research networks.
The Fellowship program ensures graduates will operate successful clinical practices, while building their professional skill set in research methods, business practices, relevant health policy and social aspects of health.
Dr. Heyman says, "I am delighted to direct such an innovative program in collaboration between two premier educational organizations such as MMI and GW. It represents an evolution in the field of medicine and our graduates will lead this change towards a more patient centric, wellness and health focused health care system. The assembled expert faculty, along with the depth and breadth of curriculum is at the highest academic level. Our approval for the new Board of Integrative Medicine demonstrates our collective commitment to excellence in education."
Please contact our educational advisors for any specific questions on the enrollment process or for further guidance at 561-997-0112. To read more about our fellowship program, please visit www.mmimedicine.com.
Contact: Kacie Swid
SOURCE The Metabolic Medical Institute