IFM - Fellowship

The goal of the U-M Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Michigan is to produce leaders in the field of integrative medicine who excel in clinical practice.

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The IFM Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship for family medicine physicians interested in pursuing post-residency training in the clinical practice of integrative medicine. The fellowship provides core clinical training for family physicians working to successfully care for diverse populations of patients. The fellowship trains physicians to skillfully integrate the best of conventional and alternative medicine, and to assume leadership roles in the emerging field of integrative medicine.

The U-M Integrative Fellowship Program was developed with a generous grant from the Fannie E. Rippel Foundation.


Applications are open for the 2024-2025 academic year. They will close on Sunday, August 30, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. ET.  If you have any questions regarding the application process please contact Sherri Bartkowiak at [email protected]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and national recommendations recruitment for all of our family medicine fellowship programs will be done virtually this year. We anticipate all of our interviews and site tours will be conducted over a virtual meeting platform and applicants will not need to travel to Ann Arbor to apply. Thank you for your understanding.  Any questions can be directed to [email protected].
Outside of the fellowship program, we are unable to offer rotations or preceptorships to individuals from outside of the University of Michigan at this time.


Application Requirements

Applicants are required to be residency-trained in the United States in family medicine, certified or board eligible by the American Board of Family Medicine, and have a significant commitment to a teaching and/or research career in integrative medicine. 

Interested qualified applicants may begin the application process by sending an email of intent to the Fellowship Coordinator. 

The formal application process then consists of submitting the required pieces of information listed below through this online application

Your references can submit their letters of reference directly here:

Please note - you will need all of the required items ready, with the exception of the letters of reference, in order to submit your application and it cannot be saved, so please have all items ready before proceeding with the application.

Required items:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Three (3) reference letters, one of which must be from your Program Director; and all of which must be from faculty with academic titles of Clinical Lecturer or above
  • Medical School Transcript from a school on the approved California Medical School List
  • Copies of Levels 1, 2 and 3 USMLE or COMLEX score
  • ECFMG Certification (applies only to International Medical Graduates)



Information about Ann Arbor and Michigan Medicine 

Fellowship and Residency Training at Michigan Medicine 

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