Are there any prerequisites to apply for the fellowship?
The only prerequisite for application to our fellowship is completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program.
Is the fellowship ACGME certified?
Our fellowship is not ACGME certified, which is also true for all other fellowships in integrative medicine. There are several reasons for this, the primary of which is that the field of integrative medicine is going through a 'standardization' process. For example, a fairly recent development was establishment of a board certification exam. However, this board certification is offered through the American Board of Physician Specialties, rather than the American Board of Medical Specialties, who works more closely with ACGME.
When should applicants apply?
Applicants usually apply during the early part of their final year of residency. Applications are due by November 1 and interviews are conducted during December/January. However, applicants are welcome to apply a year in advance if there is a strong interest and if they would like to secure a fellowship position earlier. We also encourage potential applicants to do either a 2 or 4 week elective rotation with us, so that they can become more familiar with our program and meet all of our faculty.