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Center for Integrated Primary Care; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

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Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Behavioral Medicine | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Psychology | Health Services Administration | Integrative Medicine | Medical Education | Preventive Medicine | Primary Care


The Preventive Medicine Residency Program collaborated with the Department of Family Medicine's Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Disparities at Boston Medical Center to create a new rotation for preventive medicine residents starting in autumn 2012. Residents participated in integrative medicine group visits and consults, completed an online curriculum in dietary supplements, and participated in seminars all in the context of an urban safety net hospital. This collaboration was made possible by a federal Health Resources and Services Administration grant for integrative medicine in preventive medicine residencies and helped meet a need of the program to increase residents' exposure to clinical preventive medicine and integrative health clinical skills and principles. The collaboration has resulted in a required rotation for all residents that continues after the grant period and has fostered additional collaborations related to integrative medicine across the programs.


integrative medicine, preventive medicine, residency, medical education, online curriculum

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Copyright 2015 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (

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Am J Prev Med. 2015 Nov;49(5 Suppl 3):S290-5. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.07.031. Link to article on publisher's site

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American journal of preventive medicine


At the time of publication, Paula Gardiner was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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