The Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM), founded in 1991 by Brian Berman, is an inter-departmental center within the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM), founded in 1991 by Brian Berman, is an inter-departmental center within the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A leading international center for research, patient care, education and training in integrative medicine, the CIM is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Center of Excellence for research in complementary medicine and a NIH International Center for traditional Chinese medicine research. The aim of the work of the CIM is to enrich current medical practice through:
- Evaluation of the scientific foundation of complementary medicine;
- Integration of evidence-based complementary medical therapies and approaches into patient care (integrative medicine);
- Emphasis on a humanistic approach to healing that values mind, body, and spirit and partners with patients in healing.
Students in all four years of the School of Medicine receive courses about complementary and integrative medicine and our education extends into primary care residency, fellowship training, and continuing medical education. For more information, visit www.compmed.umm.edu/Education.html.
The Center currently offer lectures to Family Medicine residents during their required core curriculum, along with a four-part series on mind/body medicine and self-care during their behavioral medicine lecture series. Second year Family Medicine residents are now required to spend four afternoon sessions in our clinic, the Center for Healing, in order to learn first-hand about the integration of complementary and conventional medical practice.
Address & Contact (Academic Office)
Center for Integrative Medicine
Kernan Hospital Mansion
2200 Kernan Drive
Baltimore, MD 21207-6697