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The Consortium currently offers two membership categories: Academic Health Centers and Affiliate Institutional Members.

Guidelines for Membership: Academic Health Centers

Application

Criteria for Eligibility

Institutions who wish to be considered for membership in the Consortium must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Meet the criteria of an Academic Health Center: According to the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), an Academic Health Center consists of an allopathic or osteopathic medical school and at least one other health profession school or program and at least one affiliated or owned teaching hospital. For consideration of Consortium membership, one of the schools (either the medical school or health professional school) must be a formally affiliated degree granting institution.
  • Have an established program in Integrative Medicine/Health that includes ongoing work in at least two of the following three areas: research, education, and clinical activity.
  • Have the commitment of the institution to the field of Integrative Medicine/Health, evidenced by expressed support of this institutional commitment from the senior leadership (Chancellor or Dean) of one of the Professional Schools and/or Health Center.

Criteria for Application

To be considered for membership, the institution will need to fulfill the above criteria; and submit an application that will consist of:

  • A written request of participation by the Dean of one of the professional schools from the given institution.
  • Supporting documentation, including details of the institution's integrative medicine/health program and its ongoing efforts in at least two of the following: research, education, and clinical care. Supporting documentation should also address the institution's commitment to this field.

Application Process

  • Completed applications will be reviewed by the Membership Committee. Their recommendations and a summary of the application will then be forwarded to the Executive and Steering Committees of the Consortium for final decisions.

Expectations of Membership

Member institutions will:

  • Continue to develop their integrative medicine/health initiatives.
  • Appoint a delegate to serve on its behalf as a member of the Steering Committee, which includes attendance in teleconference and face-to-face meetings.
  • Assign representatives to participate in Consortium subcommittee work (Clinical Care, Research, Education and/or Policy).
  • Participate actively in the Consortium's initiatives.

membership dues

The current annual membership fee is $2,500.

Guidelines for Membership: Affiliate Institutional Membership

Application

Criteria for Eligibility

Institutions who wish to be considered for membership in the Consortium must be a hospital or health system, with active programs in integrative medicine/health in at least two out of three areas - clinical, education, or research.

A healthcare system is defined as a complex or network of facilities, organizations and trained personnel engaged in providing healthcare within a geographical area. A hospital or health care system is eligible for membership if it has documented affiliation agreements with a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and/or actively participates in residency, fellowship, doctoral of post-doctoral professional training of health care professionals. Within the health system, there must be a focus on integrative medicine/health in two of three areas: education, research and/or clinical services.

  • Education: The educational focus would include professional coursework and/or clinical rotations in integrative medicine/health.
  • Research: The research focus would include individuals engaged in systematic research investigation designed to contribute to the evidence base of integrative medicine, or who have collaborated with faculty from the Consortium and have publications contributing to the knowledge base of integrative medicine/health.
  • Clinical services: The clinical services focus would include prevention and treatment services for individuals, groups or communities that include the integration of conventional medical approaches of surgery and pharmacology with other forms of evidenced based complementary and alternative modalities.

Criteria for Application

To be considered for membership, the institution will need to submit an application that will consist of:

  • A written request of participation by the senior leadership (e.g. CEO, COO) of the given institution.
  • Supporting documentation, including details of the institution's integrative medicine/health program and its ongoing efforts in at least two of the following: research, education, and clinical care. Supporting documentation should also address the institution's commitment to this field.

Expectations of Membership

Member institutions will:

  • Continue to develop their integrative medicine/healthcare initiatives.
  • Appoint a delegate to serve on its behalf as a member of the Steering Committee,which includes attendance in teleconference and face-to-face meetings.
  • Assign representatives to participate in Consortium subcommittee work (Clinical Care, Research, Education and/or Policy).
  • Participate actively in the Consortium's initiatives.

Affiliate membership dues

The current annual membership is $5,000 per year.

Questions and concerns may be directed to:
Cathi Eifert, Associate Director
The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101

Phone: 703-556-9222, x-120
Fax: 703-556-8729