February 2014 John Weeks Integrator Round-Up: Opportunities
by John Weeks, Publisher Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports Aurora Health Care has job openings for acupuncturists, chiropractors, and massage therapists One of the most significant health system based integrative health and medicine program in the United States, atby John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & ReportsAurora Health Care has job openings for acupuncturists, chiropractors, and massage therapists One of the most significant health system-based integrative health and medicine program in the United States, at Aurora Health Care, has announced that it has job openings for licensed acupuncturists, chiropractors and massage therapists. The job descriptionfor acupuncturists is here, for massage therapists is here, and for chiropractors here and chiropractic assistants is here. The Aurora Health integrative medicine program is organized and directed by Nancy Conway, MS.Comment: I had the opportunity to hear Conway speak at the International Congress for Clinicians in Complementary and Integrative Medicine in October 2013. She's done a remarkable job of developing this program with a persistence and creativity that have apparently evolved into a verb, inside the system: to be Conwayed. How many who have persisted in this field have not had to have at least a little of that ju-ju? Homeopathy accreditation group ACHENA call for commissionersThe Accreditation Commission For Homeopathic Education in North America (ACHENA) is seeking to strengthen and expand its work through an open solicitation for prospective commissioners for the organization. Details are laid out in this Call for Commissioners. The agency is seeking "individuals with a commitment to the growth of complementary and alternative medicine and expertise in higher education to serve as Commissioners." ACHENA is staging its work toward US Department of Education approval - a tremendous step for that field. Rick Cotroneo, MA, CCH(Cand) serves as president. Queries can be addressed to him at [email protected].Comment: The use of homeopathy is widespread. Yet other than the education included in accredited naturopathic medical programs, no education in the homeopathic field has the brand of US Department of Education recognition. The consumer has no guidance on standards. Cotroneo and ACHENA are at the front-lines of planting this field in US health care and setting a secure standard. For the right person with an interest in homeopathy and a passion for advancing integrative health and medicine, this is a tremendous opportunity to contribute.U Kansas Medical Center opens applications to MD or DO for its eighth integrative medicine fellowshipThe integrative medicine program at University of Kansas Medical Center has opened applications for the selection of the program's eighth fellow. A note to the Integrator from program founder Jeanne Drisko, MD clarifies that "we're not looking to train conventional practitioners to practice a specific CAM discipline like mind-body techniques or acupuncture." Rather: "We develop the practitioner who's knowledgeable enough about integrative care to be trained alongside our faculty as a collaborative member of multidisciplinary patient care team." The one-year program is an "intensive exploration of clinical, educational, and research activities related to integrative medicine for MDs and DOs who have satisfactorily completed their residency training." More information is available via the fellowship site and Janet Ink, executive director, at [email protected].