The first enrolled class of 9 students graduated in 2004, and since then the Complementary and Alternative Medicine graduate program from Georgetown University has expanded to include a capped class of 30 students every year.
The American public's use of non-traditional therapeutic modalities, herbal medicines, and supplements has grown exponentially. At Georgetown University, we recognize the need to develop what is called "integrative medicine" (medicine that incorporates beneficial evidence-based practices from complementary and alternative medicine as well as mainstream medicine). The faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine has made this institution one of the leaders in the field, incorporating CAM into the education of medical students and into our graduate programs.
The goal of our unique Complementary and Alternative Medicine graduate program from Georgetown University is to train students to objectively assess the safety and efficacy of various complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modalities and explain the mechanistic basis for CAM therapies such as acupuncture, massage, herbs and supplements, and mind-body interactions. By embedding CAM principles and paradigms firmly into a conventional basic/clinical science context, we are preparing a new generation of healthcare providers, educators, and researchers for the challenging task of delivering the healthcare of the future: a multi-disciplinary evidence-based approach to healthcare characterized by more effective health maintenance and disease prevention.
Programme StructureCourses include:
- Fundamentals of Human Physiology
- Survey of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
- Introduction to Evidence - Based Medicine
- Mind-Body Skills
- Biochemistry and Cellular Sciences
- Introduction to Pharmacology
- Seminars in Physiology, Biophysics, and Integrative Medicine
- Clinical Nutrition, Botanicals and Supplements
- Intro to Biostatistics: Experimental Design and Analysis
- Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pathophysiological States
- Mind-Body Medicine and Physiology
- Assessing Evidence in CAM
- Critical Readings in CAM
- Seminars in Physiology, Biophysics and Integrative Medicine
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesPublic Health Complementary & Alternative Medicine Health Sciences View 2129 other Masters in Health Sciences in United States
- Application Form
- Non-refundable Application Fee (currently $90)
- Academic Statement of Purpose: The 500-word academic statement of purpose should describe your academic and professional goals and their fit with the biomedical graduate program.
- Resume OR CV (including publications, if applicable).
- A Supplemental Application Form is NOT required. However, you are welcome to include any other materials you feel will strengthen your application.
- Please include your AMCAS/AACOMAS Application/s, if applicable.
- Unofficial transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended.
International54744 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 12 months.
National54744 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27372 USD per semester during 12 months.
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