|Faculty Advisor||Dr. Irene Estores|
Welcome to the Integrative Health and Medicine Interest Group!
The mission of the Integrative Health and Medicine Interest Group at UFCOM is to create a population of future physicians focused on whole-person medical care by offering unique learning opportunities that encompass all aspects of health and healing. The field of Integrative Medicine promotes the combination of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), conventional medicine, and a strong physician-patient relationship in order to provide high-quality care and encourage long-term wellness. The IHMIG seeks to give students not only a comprehensive education about different complementary and alternative practices, but also an evidence-based understanding of how to integrate those practices safely into their future professions. We also offer opportunities to interact with practitioners from diverse backgrounds who currently use Integrative Medicine in their practices. Last, but certainly not least, IHMIG strives to promote the health of the physician by fostering a holistic environment where students can learn relaxation and stress management techniques that will serve them throughout their career. We would love to see you at our meetings!