What is Functional Medicine?

As a catalyst in the transformation of healthcare, functional medicine takes a comprehensive approach to prevention, health, and well-being; treats root causes of disease; and restores healthy function through a personalized patient experience — all while being a vital partner to conventional medicine.

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New Lifestyle Factors Course

Lifestyle: The Foundations of Functional Medicine provides the foundational information and tools to optimize health through sustainable lifestyle-based interventions, making it the ideal first step in your functional medicine education and training.

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Our Functional Medicine Certification Program

IFM supports the confident and competent practice of functional medicine by providing high-quality education and certification programs, training, and resources. We are the only organization providing functional medicine certification along with educational programs directly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). IFM Certified Practitioners are consistently recognized as the most thoroughly trained and tested functional medicine clinicians in their fields and the most sought-after by both patients and employers.

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IFM-Trained Practitioners

The most in-demand and respected in the field

Explore CME eligible and Non-CME courses designed to enhance your practice.

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IFM Certified Practitioners are highly sought-after by the top medical institutions in the US.

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Our educational programs are developed by the premier thought leaders in the industry.

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IFM 30th Anniversary Video Series

In 2021, IFM commemorated 30 years of the functional medicine movement by looking back at where we have been and how far the field has come over the preceding three decades. These video conversations feature pioneers in functional medicine, the luminaries who helped shape its practice in the early years, sharing their perspectives with the next generation of functional medicine clinicians who are making a big impact in their own right.

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COVID-19: Functional Medicine Resources

IFM is dedicated to providing both patients and practitioners with reliable resources and information about COVID-19. See our COVID-19 resources page for the latest information on COVID-19 vaccines as well as the functional medicine perspective on prevention, testing, treatment, and recovery from SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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Find a practitioner

Our Find A Practitioner tool is the largest referral network in functional medicine, created to help patients locate functional medicine practitioners anywhere in the world. IFM Certified Practitioners are listed first in the search results, given their extensive education.

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Our podcasts present the latest news and trends in functional medicine and keep practitioners up to date with how they can apply this information in their clinical practices.

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IFM’s Statement on COVID-19 Vaccines

IFM remains committed to continually reviewing the science and providing guidance on the functional medicine approach to preventing and mitigating SARS-CoV-2 infection. We have updated our statement regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and the functional medicine approach to optimizing immune resilience.

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Free Covid-19 Learning Module

IFM’s free online learning module discusses viral mechanisms, key clinical considerations, and therapeutic interventions for patients at various stages of infection.

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Free Covid-19 Resources

Our COVID-19 functional medicine resources page contains news, resources and science on prevention, testing, treatment, and recovery.

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Free Covid-19 Resources

Our COVID-19 functional medicine resource page features resources and science on prevention, testing, treatment, and recovery.

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June 1-3

Countdown to AIC: Livestream Available!

Explore new tools, technologies, and therapeutics that can improve the health outcomes of your patients today and build healthier communities for tomorrow. Can't attend in-person this year? The limited livestream broadcast features over 7 hours of program content including lectures from Rhonda Patrick, PhD; Aly Cohen, MD; and Michael Snyder, PhD.

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