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Integrative Medicine/Wellness Curriculum
for Medical Students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

This four-year curriculum for medical students at Albert Einstein College of Medicine provides an overview of complementary and alternative medicine modalities through required and elective courses.  The goal is to begin to integrate the philosophy and practice of complementary and alternative medicine in an evidence-based way.

Integrative Curriculum

During the first two years of medical school, all students are exposed to the evidence supporting various complementary modalities and their therapeutic possibilities through specific courses and workshops.  Elective courses are available in the Healer's Art, Spirituality in Medicine, and Nutrition.  There is also the option for mentored independent projects.

Personal Wellness Program

First-year students take a personal wellness survey and can take classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, nutrition, Reiki and shiatsu massage.

Student Groups

Ongoing student groups including Students for Integrative Medicine and Social Medicine Course develop programming for the student community, often with hands-on, interactive sessions.

Annual Keynote

Each year, an outside speaker is invited to present  on a topic related to complementary medicine. The event is open to the whole community.

Contact Information

Ellen Tattelman, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
718-920-4678
etattelm@montefiore.org

Benjamin Kligler, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center
646-935-2257
bkligler@chpnet.org