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

Hannah Tytus

“I believe amplifying the voices of our most marginalized neighbors is the key to realizing a world in which all people are empowered to heal.”…

Amrita Bonthu

“I feel that being growth-oriented is far more powerful than being result-oriented because one can value improvement over perfection.”…

Sydney Bishop

“I am passionate about mental health, women’s health, and working to solve patient complaints from the inside out.”…

Brooks Ellis

“This program specifically is opening my mind to the potential of the vast amount of medicines available in the world that can truly help people recover from suffering. I hope to be a beacon of hope f…