Our Impact on
Integrative Medicine

THE FOUNDATION MAKES GRANTS PRIMARILY TO MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND OTHER NON-PROFIT HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

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We believe the Foundation can have the greatest impact by focusing its funding on a single well-defined strategy. The directors currently choose to focus Foundation funding on the reform of medical education.
AWARDED OVER$6.1 Millionto integrative medicine programs

What is Integrative Medicine in Residency?

  1. 200 hour web-based curriculum that is woven into the conventional training of residents in family medicine
  2. The curriculum includes nutritional health, botanicals & dietary supplements, mindbody medicine, alternative therapies
  3. Residents are able to receive this training in integrative medicine without adding an additional year of training to their residency
  4. This program began in 8 family medicine residency programs in 7 different states, and has been adopted by 80 additional residencies across the United States.
  5. Weil Foundation funding has helped to support the development of this program and has awarded grants to two Internal Medicine residencies and one Obstetrics-gynecology program to adopt this program. A similar program for pediatric residencies is currently being offered.

    It is the hope of the Weil Foundation that similar comprehensive programs in Integrative Medicine will eventually be incorporated into all medical residency programs.

When that occurs Medical Education will be transformed & health care will be transformed!