Faculty Director: Tanmeet Sethi, M.D.
Integrative Medicine as defined by the Consortium for Academic Health Centers in Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM):
Integrative Medicine is 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, healthcare professionals and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
At the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency, we recognize the importance of a holistic approach to the health of patients and their families. There are numerous factors that affect and individual’s health and likewise, a multitude of modalities that can be used effectively to treat a patient. The AOC in Integrative Medicine provides residents the skill set of offering this comprehensive, holistic approach to patients in an evidence-based manner.
The Integrative Medicine Track is designed to provide motivated residents opportunities to:
Residents will be selected based on their past demonstrated interest in integrative medicine and the likelihood that they will use the skills acquired in their future practice. Residents must complete a short essay explaining their interest in integrative medicine and meet the following requirements in order to be considered:
In order to successfully complete the Integrative Medicine Track residents must:
This is a series of monthly sessions on a preset evening. Content includes evidence-based case presentations with information on integrative treatment regimens.
July Nutrition and Health / Botanical foundations
August Mind Body Medicine/Spirituality/Energy medicine
September Homeopathy / TCM / Ayurveda / Manual Medicine
December Cardiovascular Health
March GI Health
April Women’s Health
This curriculum is designed to provide a sampling of pertinent and interesting reading related to the above sessions in integrative medicine. They consist of evidence-based articles and reviews. As well, there are a couple of books assigned based on the resident’s specific interests.
The readings are distributed at least one week prior to each monthly session to serve as background to each session and relevant discussion for that topic.
The goals of the core integrative medicine rotation are as follows:
Documentation of attendance at a relevant CME meeting in an area of integrative medicine is required. This must be approved in advance by the faculty advisor and AOC director.
A Journal Club (critical appraisal) presentation of an article in an area of integrative medicine is required prior to completion of the AOC.
The final requirement of the AOC is to prepare a verbal or written presentation on a topic of interest to you in the field of integrative medicine. In most cases, this should be a formal presentation, given as an R3 talk or in another appropriate forum.
You should choose a topic of interest from within your readings and rotation experience. Your topic might pertain to a specific modality, a specific disease topic, or any other area of interest that arose during your focused education in integrative medicine.
In addition, you must complete an evaluation form for your overall experience. This is to help guide future residents, as well as to help the faculty get a better impression of your experience.