AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Integrative Medicine Week
Project type(s) Speaker
Date completed 10/2007
Chapter Oregon Health & Science University SOM
Project Coordinator Shoshana Ungerleider
Summary of project Integrative medicine is a holistic approach to allopathic medicine that draws from the best of Western medicine as well as alternative modalities of health care. Of great importance to the integrative practice of medicine is a commitment to evidence based medicine by sound scientific research. During the Integrative Medicine Week, we had a lunch time talk given by an OHSU internist, who completed a fellowship in integrative medicine. Her talk touched upon the basics of integrative medicine, complimentary and alternative medicine (CAM), and how the two intersect in medical practice. Specifically, she talked about how a systematic research review is done, including data from CAM modalities. During this week, we provide the medical students with pocket guides to integrative medicine and CAM that students are able to put in their white coats. Also, our AMSA chapter began developing a resource library in the medical school building by purchasing the 2007 NIH Guide to Complimentary and Alternative Medicine: Organized by Both Condition and Therapy.

Content area Wellness/Well-Being
Number of participants 60
Participant hours involved 5 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost 310.00
Project funding AMSA grant,Donation
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Fliers were placed all over the Medical School building and bulletin boards on campus. Mass emails were sent out to all students. Announcements were made in the 1st and 2nd year classes.
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(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions 1. Make sure to advertise well, not only to medical students, but also faculty and to students from other training programs. 2. It is also good to leave time for questions at the end of the talk. 3. Try your best to gauge how many might be attending th