Functional Medicine for Residents and Medical Students

Join Us at the Leading Edge of Medicine

We know you have worked hard and sacrificed to get to where you are in your medical training. The road is long and the sacrifice is substantial. Training programs throughout the country are structured to teach you the traditions of medicine and the scientific foundations of clinical practice.

Functional medicine is a vital partner to conventional medicine. Functional medicine and conventional medicine both play important roles in patient care. By seeking out root causes and treating them with evidence-based, clinically verified methods, a functional medicine approach — paired with conventional medical care — results in improved health outcomes, reduced costs over time, and a greater overall patient experience.

Many of the best and brightest in medicine have gone on to study functional medicine so they could gain the specific skills that allow them to apply the latest scientific discoveries to clinical medicine. Functional medicine is a systems-based approach that deeply values understanding each patient as an individual. Learning how to use deep, personalized knowledge of each individual’s health status is what sets functional medicine apart.

Functional medicine provides a framework and skill set to understand and target the root causes of disease. Practicing functional medicine is a thoughtful and satisfying way to take what you have learned to the next level. We’ve seen the profound impact practicing functional medicine has on clinicians who have rediscovered their passion for medicine. You can start your career with that same passion.

We invite you to explore what we do and how we do it by making use of the opportunities below. Join The Institute for Functional Medicine in advancing the transformation of healthcare for patients and practitioners worldwide.

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Resident and Medical Student Opportunities

Resident and Medical Student Tuition and Membership Program

Resident and medical student tuition and membership program is available for all of the following products/programs:

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Free Online Learning Course

Introduction to Functional Medicine
This course contextualizes functional medicine to complement previous clinical training. In under two hours, you can learn how functional medicine can update your practice. Learn More

Functional Medicine Residency Programs

As the only organization providing functional medicine certification along with educational programs directly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), IFM partners with leading medical residency programs across the United States to provide functional medicine education and training. By the end of their training, clinicians are prepared to provide functional medicine care to patients in any setting and population. Learn MOre