Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, AIHM Fellowship Director, to Deliver First Interprofessional Integrative Fellowship

Nation’s first truly interprofessional integrative fellowship model marks evolution in health and medicine

SAN DIEGO--()--Upon being named Fellowship Director for the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM),Tieraona Low Dog, MD, created an interprofessional Fellowship to meet the growing demand from the integrative health community.

Said Dr. Low Dog, “Our goal is to change the paradigm of healthcare delivery from professionals working in silos, to a multi-disciplinary approach with the patient at the center. The Fellowship is innovative and will drive a new kind of collaboration among clinicians from diverse professions.”

Designed for full-time clinicians, participants in the two-year Fellowship will be able to maintain their practices while completing the program. The hybrid model will include distance learning, live retreats and clinical components. An unprecedented second year elective model will allow participants to tailor their training to their own specialties.

The AIHM Fellowship draws from Dr. Low Dog’s decades of experience as an internationally renowned educator, physician and thought leader in integrative medicine. At the University of Arizona, she led the curriculum development and trained over 600 integrative physicians, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants.

According to AIHM President, Mimi Guarneri, MD, “Dr. Low Dog shares our vision. We have to transform the way we think about health, health care and collaboration. The AIHM Fellowship provides a unique space for acupuncturists, MDs, nurse practitioners, dietitians, naturopathic and chiropractic physicians, pharmacists and others to work together toward a goal of patient-centered care.”

Dr. Low Dog believes that everybody should have access to the best of traditional and modern medicine. She sees the future of medicine as patient-centered, interprofessional and team-based. Gaps in training between professions currently limits clinical practice, especially in regard to complex, chronic diseases. The AIHM Fellowship will address those gaps.

The AIHM Fellowship is currently accepting applications from medical, osteopathic, naturopathic and chiropractic physicians, dentists, advance practice registered nurses, physician’s assistants, licensed acupuncturists, registered dietitians, pharmacists, licensed clinical social workers and psychologists. The AIHM Fellowship will meet criteria established by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM), which offers a board certification for MD/DO physicians in integrative medicine.

AIHM Fellows will become interdisciplinary experts in Integrative Health and Medicine. Clinicians who can imagine being change-agents in this movement to transform the current health paradigm should connect online. For details, please contact Fellowship Program Coordinator, Kristen Gates at (218) 525-5651.

The Academy Fellowship will engage an academic partner to deliver the program according to the standards of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Fellowship academic partner will be announced within 45 days.

About the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) is an international, interprofessional, member-centric organization that educates and trains clinicians in integrative health and medicine to assure exemplary health care. The AIHM’s training incorporates evidence-informed research, emphasizes person-centered care and embraces global healing traditions. By combining science and compassion, the AIHM is transforming health care. Go to www.AIHM.org.

Contacts

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
Kristen Gates, 218-525-5651
kgates@aihm.org

Release Summary

Tieraona Low Dog, MD, AIHM Fellowship Director, outlines vision for first interprofessional, graduate-level Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine.

Contacts

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM)
Kristen Gates, 218-525-5651
kgates@aihm.org