July 7, 2010 — The American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM) recently announced a means for medical professionals in training to continue their education in integrative medicine.
Since its founding in 2000, AAIM has assembled top leaders in complementary and alternative medicine. With this new offering, the AAIM is allowing students to benefit from networking and education that was previously inaccessible.
“The typical student medical association either isolates students or focuses entirely on conventional medicine,” said Dr. Zhaoming Chen, Chief Spokesman & Board Chairman for AAIM. “This membership works in concert with our mission to provide a gathering place for like-minded individuals. Whether someone is just starting out in their healthcare career or, has been in the field for dozens of years, they each bring unique viewpoints to the table that should be celebrated and capitalized on for the good of all.”
For today’s generation of medical students, the conversation about healthcare includes both traditional and alternative medicine, however; the education received at schools can vary significantly.
AAIM’s medical student membership enables medical professionals in training from all types of programs to continue to grow in their profession while meeting the needs of an increasingly savvy patient. AAIM’s student membership strengthens and promotes the role of integrative medicine, while providing professionals with continuing education, the tools to network, and platforms from which to be heard.
Membership benefits include the following.
• The opportunity to author AAIM courses or certification programs;
• Free subscription to AAIM’s quarterly print publication, the Journal of the American Association of Integrative Medicine;
• Invitation to AAIM’s annual National Conference at a reduced rate;
• Free online continuing education credits;
• Prestigious credentials, including Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, BCIMSM and Board Certified in Integrative Health, BCIHSM; and
• Access to job listings.
Additionally, membership includes a discounted registration rate for AAIM’s 2010 National Conference, Sept. 22–24 in Orlando, Fla.
Membership for full-time students costs $65 per year. To become a member or for more information, click here.
Source: American Association for Integrative Medicine, www.aaimedicine.com