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Integrative Medicine

Fast-Track an Exceptional Education

At the George Washington University (GW), your coursework in integrative medicine will prepare you for the evolving demands of the healthcare landscape by focusing on personalized patient care and real-world experiences.

With our flexible online format, you’ll complete your program quickly and on your schedule, so you can advance your career without interrupting your other responsibilities.

Online Integrative Medicine Programs

In GW’s certificate and master’s programs in integrative medicine, you’ll receive a high-caliber education that integrates innovative curricula and real-world experience, all taught by distinguished faculty. 

Graduate Certificates in Integrative Medicine and Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine

Learn to incorporate principles of lifestyle medicine, integrative health, and nutrition to deliver evidence-based, whole-person care.

MSHS in Integrative Medicine

Explore the advantages of a forward-thinking educational program that will prepare you to integrate medicine into a patient-centered, evidence-based, and personalized care model.

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Whether you’re curious about a specific program or the day-to-day requirements of learning online, we’re here to answer your questions. Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.

Careers in Integrative Medicine

Impact Patient Care

Rooted in the notion that health covers physical, mental and social well-being, as an integrative medicine caregiver, you would practice centering patient care and patient wellness in your everyday job.

Caregivers from a variety of fields can enhance their knowledge and skills of patient care and integrate a holistic approach to their practice. You can apply integrative medicine to your career, whether you’re a nutritionist, a physician or another healthcare practitioner.

High-Ranked, Fully Accredited Learning Experience

  • GW is fully accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • The MSHS in Integrative Medicine is accredited by the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) and the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)
  • Ranked No. 70 Best National University in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report
  • Ranked No. 86 Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report‘s 2020 Best Colleges ranking

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore an online program at the George Washington University, our dedicated staff is here to support you. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 844-386-7323.

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Fellows enrolled in the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine (INTM) will be assessed on their knowledge, skills, and attitudes on a weekly basis. Fellows are expected to demonstrate graduate level performance in the synthesis of concepts, analytical thinking, and application in a clinical setting. Faculty monitor student submissions continuously and provide detailed and ongoing feedback during every course. The work load is above average in this regard, as students move through the Fellowship Program. Grades are based upon weekly assignments and exams that are offered at the end of each course. A passing score of 83 percent or higher is required for graduation from the Fellowship Program.

Fellows will be required to submit no less than 70 History & Physical exams and treatment plans throughout the Fellowship Program. Each case will be evaluated by MD/DO faculty members and appropriate feedback will be provided to each case. All INTM faculty possess an appropriate scientific and/or clinical discipline relevant to the INTM curriculum. Faculty are fellowship trained in Integrative Medicine, or hold licensure in their respective specialty and are considered experts in their field.

Direct observation of fellows will be accomplished through the following venues:

  • Standardized patient interviews during in-person meetings as part of clinical modules.
  • Direct observation at one of the affiliated clinical sites.
  • Review of video recordings of patient encounters with the fellow at the clinical site.