AIM is one of only 14 accredited integrative medicine fellowship training centers in the USA
Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2018 – Cincinnati-based Alliance Integrative Medicine (AIM) is delighted to announce that the American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) has approved AIM’s Integrative Medicine Physician of Excellence Program (IMPOE) — making it one of only 14 accredited Integrative Medicine fellowship training programs in the United States. This recognition, which enables successful Fellows to apply for board certification in Integrative Medicine, puts AIM in prestigious company with renowned universities and hospitals including Stamford Hospital (an affiliate of Columbia University), University of Michigan, and The George Washington University.
AIM’s IMPOE fellowship training program involves a one- to two-year clinical curriculum designed to train physicians in various Integrative Medicine modalities, followed by a three-year observational training period. The ultimate goal is to successfully prepare physicians to pass the American Board of Integrative Medicine’s board examination for certification in Integrative Medicine, enabling successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in the practice of Integrative Medicine.
According to Dr. Steve Amoils, medical co-director and founder of AIM, “It’s a huge honor to be recognized as a nationally accredited teaching program. We have built a solid integrative medicine practice over the past 19 years — combining the best practices of conventional and alternative medicine to create personal wellness plans to help our patients get well, be well, and stay well.” Amoils added, “Integrative medicine is becoming much more accepted within the medical community, and we’re eager to develop more qualified physicians specializing in this practice and continue to positively impact people’s lives.”
About Alliance Integrative Medicine:
Founded in 1999 in Cincinnati, Ohio, by Drs. Sandi and Steve Amoils, Alliance Integrative Medicine (AIM) is a nationally recognized leader in the specialty practice of Integrative Medicine. The highly trained physicians and health care practitioners at AIM are passionate about their work and are dedicated to delivering the best possible care to their patients every day. These physicians and therapists collaborate with their patients to create personalized, preventative, proactive wellness plans based on AIM’s principles of Transformational MedicineSM — combining the best practices of conventional and alternative medicine to result in the most meaningful outcomes — to help their patients get well, be well, and stay well. Learn more at www.myhealingpartner.com.
About the Integrative Medicine Physician of Excellence Program (IMPOE):
One of only 14 accredited Integrative Medicine training programs in the United States, IMPOE trains physician leaders of excellence and prepares them to take the Board examination for certification in Integrative Medicine. IMPOE training is personalized for each fellow based on their previous experience. The program includes a one- to two-year clinical curriculum designed to train physicians in various Integrative Medicine modalities and optimize clinical skills followed by a three-year observational training period. Among the disciplines taught are medical acupuncture and functional medicine, as well as exposure to and training in a variety of other proven methods. Ideal candidates for this four- to
five-year program are recent Family Medicine residency graduates and current Primary Care physicians who wish to refocus their careers on Integrative Medicine. For more information, visit https://integrativemedfoundation.org/md/.
About the American Board of Physician Specialties:
The American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS®) is the official specialty board-certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists (AAPS), Inc. The ABPS is one of the three most prominent nationally recognized multispecialty certifying entities in North America. The Member Boards of the ABPS offer specialty certification examinations for qualified allopathic (M.D.) and osteopathic (D.O.) physicians. Oversight of the ABPS is governed by the AAPS board of directors and chief executive officer, who help ensure that eligibility requirements and testing standards are as stringent as any board certifying body in the world. Learn more at https://www.abpsus.org/about-abps.
About the American Board of Integrative Medicine:
The American Board of Integrative Medicine® (ABOIM®) is a member board of the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). Board certification from ABOIM enables successful candidates to present themselves to the public as qualified medical specialists in the practice of Integrative Medicine. Completing the Integrative Medicine board certification indicates mastery of the specialty experience and knowledge, as well as a professional commitment to adhere to the ABPS Medical Code of Ethics. The ABOIM defines integrative medicine as the practice of medicine that reaffirms the importance of the relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic approaches, health care professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing. Learn more at https://www.abpsus.org/integrative-medicine.
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