Apply to the Integrative Oncology Scholars program

December 9, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources
2018-2019 IO Scholars.

Applications are now open for a free 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, blended learning course.

Designed for the full spectrum of oncology care professionals, the program equips oncologists, nurses, physicians assistants, physical and occupational therapists, 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 Medical School.

The program is delivered in a blend of in-person and online learning sessions, as well as through independently-led community projects.

As an IO Scholar, you will also 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 you to identify, evaluate, and create evidence-based integrative oncology services within your patient community.

Licensed physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers and psychologists working in clinical oncology environments are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply online, click here. Applications are due Jan. 10, 2020.

For more information, call 1-888-401-5371 or email ioscholars@umich.edu.

Website: https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/ioscholars/

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