An Integrative Training Model
The practice of integrative medicine is not the model used for the majority of current clinical practices in US healthcare, thus rendering it counterintuitive and often in contrast with training that clinicians of all disciplines receive. Thus, an important member of the integrative medicine team that promotes sustainability and early buy-in to this approach to practice is that of the trainee. Whether it is a medical resident or a psychology student, incorporating them into integrated settings early in their training and careers allows for maximum exposure to this system of care, creating a new generation of clinicians who are competent in coordination and integrative medicine from the onset of their careers.
KeywordsEducation Training Interdisciplinary training Medical residents Trainees Professional silos