Leading the Search for New Approaches to Health

Our program trains students to scientifically assess and understand the safe practice and efficacy of complementary and integrative medicine.

Info Sessions

The Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences name reflects our curriculum’s focus on integrating the latest scientific advances in biomedicine with complementary medical practices — from acupuncture and massage, to functional/integrative nutrition, herbs and supplements, to mind-body interactions.

The program emphasizes rigorous scientific, evidence-based thinking in examining the practices and therapies pertaining to human body functioning, disease processes, pharmacological mechanisms, biochemical pathways at the cellular and molecular levels, and psycho-neuro-immuno-endocrine interactions.

We help students understand and appreciate the principles and philosophies of globally diverse medical systems; provide the skills and foundational knowledge to critically evaluate various modalities; and prepare students for advanced education toward careers in clinical care, research, administration, or regulatory affairs and policy related to complementary and integrative medicine.

The Georgetown Difference

Learn from Experts

Benefit from in-depth instruction and face-to-face discussions with national and international expert practitioners from the expanding field of Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

Hands-On Practicum

In an eight-week summer internship, students pursue CIM-related projects in academic institutions, federal agencies and other organizations, applying curriculum concepts in a real-world setting.

Central Location

Studying on Georgetown’s Washington, D.C., campus, students are in close proximity to the NIH, EPA, FDA, USDA, U.S. Pharmacopeia, and other health care agencies and companies.

Career Support

Our program supports students with personalized Pre-Med or Pre-Career training training and guidance toward fulfilling their aspirations.

Program News & Highlights

IMHS Students Practice Traditional Medicine in Mexico

Via GUMC: Understanding how a patient’s cultural background may impact their health is an important skill for health care providers. Over ten days this March, six Integrative Medicine & Health …

Matthew Mosquera

“I reached out to friends and colleagues across various hospital systems, and made it a point to visit potential job sites in person to get a feel for the culture and work atmosphere.”…

Lessons from 1,000-Year-Old Medicine

From the GUMC Archive: IMHS Director Hakima Amri shares what she learned while translating a foundational medical text – and what today’s health professionals can learn from world medical heritage.…