Integrative Medicine Curriculum
Just ten years ago, integrative medicine content was not required at medical schools. Today, 25 hours are included in the required curriculum at UCSF. Since 2003, we have begun offering demonstrations of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, exercises on communicating with patients about integrative medicine, and a learning module in which students answer patient questions about integrative medicine. In addition to the required curriculum, we offer a variety of elective courses for students who want to gain more experience or specialize in integrative medicine.