Join free training program in integrative oncology
Applications are now open for a nationwide integrative oncology training program based at the U-M Medical School.
The Integrative Oncology (IO) Scholars program brings together oncology professionals in a free, year-long course. Designed for the full spectrum of oncology care professionals, the program equips oncologists, nurses, physicians assistants, social workers and psychologists with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide safe and evidence-based integration of complementary therapies in conventional oncology care.
The course is funded by the National Cancer Institute and developed by researchers and clinicians at the U-M Medical School.
The program is delivered through a blend of in-person and online learning sessions, as well as through individual community projects.
As an IO Scholar, individuals will analyze the negative interactions and adverse effects of complementary and alternative therapies, gain critical knowledge about popular alternative treatments currently chosen by patients and learn how to communicate with patients about the potential harms of using unproven treatments.
Complementary and alternative treatments often vary by community. The IO Scholars program will enable participants to identify, evaluate and create evidence-based integrative oncology services within their patient community.
Licensed physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and psychologists currently working in clinical oncology environments are encouraged to apply. Financial assistance is provided for travel to the three in-person sessions in Ann Arbor.
Applications are due Jan. 15, 2019.