Group sessions are case-based and topic specific. Please visit the mentorships page for a description of these topics. The first week, the mentor will present a case and discuss it with the group. The second through sixth sessions are Functional Medicine case presentations by the mentees with Q&A led and moderated by the mentor. You will have the opportunity to upload your case by logging into your account, selecting “My Education” and accessing the corresponding course under “Mentorship”.
Please click here to download the Zoom application. You do not need to pay for an account to join a meeting.
Any practitioner who has completed AFMCP or one of IFM’s six Advanced Practice Modules (APMs) is eligible to register for the Mentorship Program. In order to facilitate productive discussion, it is important in these group sessions that each participant has a thorough grounding in IFM’s tools, including the Timeline and the Matrix.
After you have scheduled/booked your session using our online schedule, you will receive an order confirmation email with a Zoom Meeting link attached within the email. If you do not receive this email, please contact IFM at email@example.com or call 1.800.228.0622.
Each of the six sessions is sixty (60) minutes long.
When you receive your Zoom Meeting email confirmation, please download the application on your desktop AND phone. There are several tutorial videos on the Zoom Meeting website that will introduce you to the basics of using this service. Ensure your computer microphone and sound capability is tested PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION. Please note, you do not need a paid Zoom Meeting account to attend mentorship sessions.
At this time, all sessions need to be facilitated using the Zoom Meeting platform. Please note, Zoom Meeting can be accessed from all mobile devices, if necessary.
This mentorship program is designed for non-urgent clinical mentorship. If you are able to bring the question to your next group session, you may do so time and topic permitting.
Yes, you may submit case documents through the interface online. Please login to your account at ifm.org, go to My Account and click on My Education to access this course. Please note, the mentorship program requires all correspondence to be completely free of personal health information. Exchange of HIPPA- sensitive materials is not allowed.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will request that you fill out a feedback form. We will then inform the Medical Education Director of your concerns.
At this time, we are not offering shared sessions for one-on-one mentorships. We do offer group mentorship sessions as an option if you and a colleague would like to be mentored within the same group.
We are not currently keeping a waitlist for this program. Please continue to check back for cancellations on the scheduling webpage and email email@example.com.
Unfortunately, technical difficulties on the mentee’s side are non-refundable, but please write a description of your case and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review all technical connection concerns and follow-up with you to ensure that we troubleshoot the issue.
The cancellation window is 96 hours (or four days), prior to your first group session. There are no refunds if you are unable to attend a single session in the series of six, if you need to cancel prior to the 96 window, please contact email@example.com.
To check the time of a scheduled group session, go to: My Account (under IFM account page) > My Orders > Click the order for the group session and then click on the link to the session page, where you will find the dates and times for each group session under the section titled “Schedule of Sessions.”
The scheduling application is listed in Pacific Time. Please make sure to note this when scheduling.
At this time, only one session can be scheduled in a single transaction. You may, depending on availability, purchase additional sessions in separate transactions. The sessions are first come, first served.
The cost of group cohort sessions is $500 for the 6 sessions.
Please visit IFM’s Mentorship page – from there, you can choose the mentorship you would like to learn more about. Once inside the mentorship of your choice, you will find a description of the program, biographies of mentors, and the scheduler.