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This experiential integrative medicine rotation will provide the learner with exposure to different integrative/complementary/alternative modalities currently being accessed by patients in Indiana. This will be accomplished by arranging for the student to spend time with a variety of integrative/alternative healthcare providers. It is important that the learner understand which modalities are evidence-based and which modalities are not supported by evidence

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu)

Director: Roy W. Geib, Ph.D.

Campus: Terre Haute

Location: IUSM - Terre Haute

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Explain the principles and applications of at least 5 integrative medicine techniques (Examples: acupuncture, nutrition, natural medicines, functional medicine, lifestyle modification, massage, energy medicine, and/or music therapy) (MK7)
  • 2) Discuss how social, economic, spiritual, nutritional, and ethnic factors affect the health and health care compliance of an individual (MK7)
  • 3) Analyze and summarize a particular integrative medicine therapy through research and present the findings related to that therapy to other medical students (PBLI1)
  • 4) Participate in the delivery of care to patients in an integrative medicine environment (PC1)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form; (Observation, Case Presentation, Oral Presentation, Discussion with Faculty, Assessment will be completed by Faculty and a Four 1-page reflections that include at least 1 reference that the student identified on an area of interest (to document self-directed learning and address issues related to evidence-based modalities)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd and 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 40% Clinical; 30% Library/Research; 30% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Heather LeBrun (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Housing provided on a case-by-case basis, if available. Must check with Clinical Coordinator, Heather LeBrun , for availability at (heather.lebrun@indstate.edu), 812-237-8763.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None