Applications are now open for a nationwide integrative oncology training program. The Integrative Oncology Scholars program brings together oncology professors in a free, year-long course. Designed for the full spectrum of oncology care professionals, the program equips oncologists, nurses, physician 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 University of Michigan Medical School.
As an Integrative Oncology 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.
About the Program
Complementary and alternative treatments often vary by community. The Integrative Oncology Scholars program will enable you to identify, evaluate, and create evidence-based integrative oncology services within your patient community. The Integrative Oncology Scholars program is a free, year-long training program, from the University of Michigan Medical School, funded by the National Cancer Institute.
This program trains health professionals in evidence-based integrative and complementary oncology through on-site and distance learning. As an Integrative Oncology Scholar, you will develop the knowledge and skills to provide safe and evidence-based integration of complementary therapies in conventional oncology care.
How to Apply
Licensed physicians, nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and psychologists working in clinical oncology environments are encouraged to apply. Financial assistance is available for travel to the three in-person sessions in Ann Arbor, Michigan. CME/CE credits available.
Applications are due January 15, 2018. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/ioscholars or contact us directly at 1-888-603-2533 or email@example.com.
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