Integrating complementary and alternative medicine into pediatric training

Pediatr Ann. 2004 Apr;33(4):256-63. doi: 10.3928/0090-4481-20040401-12.


The Center for Pediatric Integrative Medical Education and Boston Healing Landscape Project represent diverse approaches to integrative medicine and its practice. The relationship and collegial collaboration between the two programs illustrates the extent to which they complement one another. Both recognize the importance of curriculum geared to different levels of learners and of interventions introduced across the full curriculum. Both use case-based learning, although each focuses on different kinds of CAM and different case models. The Center for Pediatric Integrative Medical Education promotes interactive didactics with hands-on, direct experiential learning. The BHLP applies active-learning pedagogy, through experiential learning and its teaching case model. Both programs understand that, given the ongoing interaction among medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty, each group's training in CAM must reinforce the others for a larger system to change.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Boston
  • Child
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Complementary Therapies / education*
  • Complementary Therapies / standards
  • Curriculum / standards
  • Education, Medical, Graduate / standards*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / education*
  • Evidence-Based Medicine / standards
  • Holistic Health
  • Humans
  • Internship and Residency
  • Models, Educational
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Pediatrics / education*
  • Pediatrics / standards
  • Program Evaluation
  • Schools, Medical / organization & administration
  • Staff Development
  • Students, Medical
  • United States