Integrative Medicine in Residency Program

The Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR)

The Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) program is a two-year program of study exploring the integration of Complementary and Alternative therapies with conventional family practice. This program is offered in conjunction with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, and is a 200-hour, online self-study program that is completed longitudinally alongside the University of Manitoba Family Medicine residency program.

Topics include a focus on prevention and wellness, non-drug therapies, nutrition, supplements and botanicals, mind-body therapies, and whole-medical systems. In addition to the online learning, residents will meet at regular intervals for IMR Journal Clubs to provide discussion and hands-on experiences.

Residents may also choose to use an elective to complete the program and gain further clinical experiences.


  • To increase skill and knowledge to effectively treat and counsel patients regarding the use of both conventional and complementary therapies where appropriate
  • To become familiar with the evidence regarding the use of various complementary and alternative therapies, as well as resources to find more information
  • To gain knowledge and skill in effectively counseling patients regarding preventative therapies and lifestyle management
  • To gain knowledge in the safety and use of common supplements and botanicals
  • To learn strategies for improved resident wellness

Interactive Web-based Curriculum

Prevention and Wellness

Introduction to Integrative Medicine, US Preventive Services Guidelines, Nutrition Fundamentals, Micronutrients and Supplements: An Introduction, Vitamins & Minerals, Common Dietary Supplements, Physical Activity, Stress and Mind-Body Medicine, Environmental Medicine: An Integrative Approach, Sleep and Health, Spirituality and Health Care, Clinical Integration

Tools in Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine Intake, IM treatment plan, Mind-body Medicine in practice, Motivational Interviewing, Botanicals Foundations, Manual Medicine, Whole Systems introduction, Energy Medicine: Foundations


Pediatrics and Integrative Medicine, Integrative Respiratory Health, Pediatric Mind-body Medicine, Integrative Pediatric Neurology

IM in Acute Care
Integrative Women’s Health
Chronic Illness

Topics in Obesity, Integrative Cardiology, Integrative Diabetes Care, Integrative Gastroenterology, Cancer Survivorship, Introduction to Integrative Oncology, Integrative Rheumatology, Integrative Pain Management, Introduction to Integrative Mental Health, Sleep Health, Integrative Endocrinology: Thyroid

More information about the IMR program can be found at


The cost to participate in this program is $1,250 payable at the time of application.

How to Apply

Upon acceptance to the University of Manitoba Family Medicine Residency program, residents will receive an application form for the Integrative Medicine in Residency program option. This program option is available to residents in all streams. The deadline for application is July 1 of each year. Further information will also be provided at the orientation session.


Upon successful completion of the Integrative Medicine in Residency program residents will receive a certificate of completion from the University of Manitoba - Max Rady College of Medicine and the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.


To learn more about the program, contact the faculty lead.




Information Sheet  [PDF]

IMR Application Form [PDF]