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    • Department of Family Medicine
    • University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

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    Expected duration

    • 200 hours

Program details

If you are interested in exploring complementary therapies as part of your family medicine studies, the Integrative Medicine in Residency program may be right for you.

This program option takes place longitudinally alongside your family medicine residency, focusing on prevention and lifestyle management, nutrition, mind-body therapies, supplements and botanicals, whole-medical systems and integrative approaches to management of various conditions and chronic diseases.

Residents complete 200 hours of study through an interactive web-based curriculum provided by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. In addition to your online work, you will also meet regularly with other residents for IMR Journal Clubs, which will give you the opportunity for hands-on exposures and discussions. Upon successful completion of the Integrative Medicine in Residency program residents will receive a certificate of completion.

In addition to physician wellbeing, Integrative Medicine in Acute Care and Integrative Women’s Health, the program covers the following topics:

Chronic illness

  • Cancer survivorship
  • Integrative cardiology
  • Integrative diabetes care
  • Integrative endocrinology
  • Integrative gastroenterology
  • Integrative pain management
  • Integrative rheumatology
  • Introduction to integrative mental health
  • Introduction to integrative oncology
  • Introduction to the microbiome
  • Sleep and dream health: Insomnia
  • Topics in obesity


  • Integrative pediatric neurology
  • Integrative respiratory health
  • Pediatric mind-body medicine
  • Pediatrics and integrative medicine

Prevention and wellness

  • Clinical integration
  • Common dietary supplements
  • Environmental health: An integrative approach
  • Introduction to integrative medicine
  • Introduction to nutrition
  • Micronutrients and supplements: an introduction
  • Physical activity
  • Sleep and health 
  • Spirituality and health care
  • Stress and mind-body
  • The anti-inflammatory diet
  • US preventive services guidelines
  • Vitamins & minerals

Tools in integrative medicine

  • Botanicals foundations
  • Energy medicine: Foundations
  • Integrative health assessment
  • Integrative medicine treatment plan
  • Introduction to functional medicine
  • Manual medicine
  • Mind-body medicine in practice
  • Motivational interviewing: An introduction
  • Whole systems introduction
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Program objectives

  • 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 counselling 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

Admission and application requirements

Application deadline: July 1

The IMR program is open to all residents accepted into the University of Manitoba Family Medicine Residency program regardless of which stream you select. All new residents will receive an application form for the IMR program as part of orientation. To apply, complete the form and submit it with $1,250 payment by July 1.

Contact us

Dr. Leon Waye
Postgraduate Faculty Lead Integrative Medicine
P228-770 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0W3