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Integrative Medicine

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Leading the transformation of health care by creating, educating, and actively supporting a community that embodies the philosophy and practice of healing-oriented medicine, addressing mind, body and spirit.

Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine presents to a group outside the Center.Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine presents to a group outside the Center.

The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine was founded in 1994 at the University of Arizona by Dr. Andrew Weil. Since then, the Center has grown from a visionary concept to the recognized world leader in Integrative Medical education. The first Residential Fellowship class began their studies in 1997, with four fellows. Today, our Fellowship has grown to accommodate 120 fellows per year.

We built the Center on the premise that the best way to change a field is to educate the most gifted professionals and place them in settings where they can, in turn, teach others. Our approach has clearly made an impact on the field of integrative medicine, and more importantly, on medicine as a whole. In addition to educational leadership, we are committed to providing the finest clinical care in integrative medicine and engaging in cutting edge research.

What is integrative medicine?

The Center defines integrative medicine as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (mind, body, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative.

The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to developing and delivering world-class continuing education in IM for students, professionals and public. Our programs include: