Evaluating complementary and integrative medical therapies using rigorous scientific methods.

Harvard Medical SchoolIn 2001, a generous gift from the Bernard Osher Foundation led to the establishment of the Harvard Medical School Osher Institute, which operates in concert with the HMS Division for research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies.

The Division and the Osher Institute have been and continue to be focused on the study of scientific and medical dimensions of complementary and integrative treatments, as well as legal, ethical, and economic implications of these therapies. Under the direction of David Eisenberg, MD, the Division has produced significant research and educational programs including more than fifty peer-reviewed publications and a range of studies relating to complementary and integrative medicine safety, efficacy, cost-effectiveness and policy.

Continuing Education, Fellowships, Resident Programs, Events
The Center offers various Continuing Medical Education programs.  At the time of writing, their website listed sessions such as “Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives: Caring for Our Patients and Ourselves,” “St. John’s Wort & Depression: What’s the Evidence?”.

The Division accepts application for two research training positions (fellowships) each year.  The fellowships begin on July 1 and applications are accepted through March 15th of the previous year.

The Division leadership is currently assessing educational priorities for Residents working in Harvard affiliated hospitals. The Division has been invited from time to time to provide case presentations at Resident meetings. They welcome residents to join their special interest committee meetings, and of course, encourage residents to indicate their interest in the Division by opening a profile in the Harvard Portal.

The Division is very eager to learn how they could specifically assist Harvard Medical School residents in their clinical work while at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals.


Address & Contact:
Osher Institute at Harvard Medical School
Landmark Building 401 Park Dr.
Boston, MA 02215
Tel: 617-384-8550
Web: www.osher.hms.harvard.edu