The Nordic Integrative Medicine Center will follow the guidelines set out by The Bravewell Collaborative and the  Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine and serve a complementary function as an educational center with an emphasis on training health professionals and students of health sciences in the principles of integrative medicine. Both foreign and Danish Medical Directors as well as medical and nursing students would be able to receive evidence-based clinical and theoretical training within fields such as mindfulness-based therapy, naturopathy, yoga-therapy and acupuncture.

The focus not being for practitioners to master these therapies, but for them to understand their uses and limitations so that they might implement them in future patients health plans as well as being better equipped to work together with skilled practitioners in complementary and alternative medicine. Besides the clinical training, the NIM Center will also provide public lectures on Integrative Medicine related topics and over time develop e-learning modules, as to make the most up to date information on Integrative Medicine easily accessible for all.

All medical doctors will be encouraged to become certified through the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, which has achieved international recognition as the leading integrative medical education program in the world.

Specific research supporting medical student, post-graduate and professional education in Integrative Medicine:

  • Maizes V, Silverman H, Lebensohn P, Koithan M, Kligler B, Rakel D, Schneider C, Kohatsu W, Hayes M, Weil A.  Integrative Family Medicine: An innovation in post-graduate education. Academic Medicine 2006, 81(6):583-9
  • Kligler B, Koithan M, Maizes V, Hayes M, Schneider S, Lebensohn P, Hadley S.  Competency-based evaluation tools for integrative medicine training in family medicine residency: A pilot study. BMC Medical Education, 2007, 7:7.
  • Lebensohn P, Campos-Outcalt D, Senf J, Pugno P.  Experience with a four-year residency: The University of Arizona Family Medicine Residency. Fam Med 2007, 39(7).
  • Kligler B, Lebensohn P, Koithan M, Schneider C, Rakel D, Cook P, Kohatsu W, Maizes V.  Measuring  the “whole system” outcomes of an educational innovation: Experience from the Integrative Family Medicine Program.  Fam Med 2009, 41(5):342-9.
  • Benn R, Maizes V, Guerrera M, Sierpina V, Cook P, Lebensohn P.  Integrative Medicine in Residency: Assessing curricular needs in eight programs.  Fam Med 2009, 41(10):708-14.
  • Lebensohn P, Kligler B, Dodds S, Schneider C, Sroka S, Benn R, Cook P, Guerrera M, Low Dog T, Sirpina V, Teets R, Waxman D, Woytowicz J, Weil A, & Maizes V. Integrative Medicine in Residency Education: Developing competency through online curriculum training. J Grad Med Educ. 2012;3(1):76-82
  • Lebensohn P, Dodds S, Benn R, Brooks AJ, Birch M, Cook C, Schneider C, Sroka S, Waxman D, Maizes V.  Resident wellness behaviors:  Relationship to stress, depression, and burnout. Fam Med. 2013; 45(8):541-549.
  • Lebensohn P, Dodds S, Brooks AJ, Cook P, Guerrera M, Sierpina V, Teets R, Woytowicz J, Maizes V. Increasing resident recruitment into family medicine: Effect of a unique curriculum in integrative medicine. EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. 2014; 10(3):187-192.

A Time to Talk Campaign developed by the NIH/NCCAM will be translated into all Nordic languages.

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